In Charity, Staff News

DPP are pleased to confirm that this year we will be raising funds for Mind. 

Each year, we select a national charity to support, undertaking a range of events and challenges to raise money to support their activities.

In 2023, DPP supported Action for Children, raising £4,632 to support their amazing work, putting children at the heart of everything they do. In addition to fundraising, we also supported them by securing planning consent for 2 new children’s homes in the North East, providing safe, nurturing, and small, family style homes for children and young people who have experienced neglect, abuse, and trauma.

Our chosen charity for 2024 is Mind, a leading mental health charity who provide information and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They help people of all ages, race, and gender whether stressed, depressed or in crisis. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness, and promote understanding. They also work on policy to influence the government so people with mental health problems can get the support and respect they deserve.

They provide different types of support for different mental health problems, such as, abuse, addiction, bereavement, disability, and money. They offer mental health training in workplaces, and they are also helping to reduce the impact that coronavirus has had on mental health.

Mind’s services continue to provide life-changing support for millions. To help Mind be there for everyone that needs them, they need support from people like us. £10 could help 15 people through Mind’s online peer support community, Side by Side. £100 could run a virtual school support session. £500 could answer 25 enquiries to its Legal Line.

Our fundraising will help Mind support the mental health of people across England and Wales, with our target for the year being £5,000.

Our fundraising will span team and individual activities and challenges. It will see the return of the popular annual football tournament in Cardiff and, for the first time this year, a netball tournament in Cardiff, Leeds, and Newcastle. Details of these events will be announced nearer the time, get in touch if you would like to be part of these events.

Speaking about DPP’s fundraising plans and how this links to DPP’s wider focus on wellbeing, DPP COO, Faith Folley said:

Alongside these exciting and more physical fundraising efforts, our Wellbeing Programme throughout the year will also be creating space to support our teams wellbeing through mental health drop in sessions, seminars and mindful practice classes. We will also be taking the opportunity and focus that Mental Health Awareness Week in May brings to reflect and highlight the importance of wellbeing and mental health, we will be hosting coffee mornings, in person relaxation sessions and a daily wellness raffle throughout the week.

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