In the UK, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England (Mind) with 1 in 6 people reporting a common mental health problem (like anxiety and depression) in any given week in England.
With mental health often being brushed aside or stigmatized, it is essential to have an environment where people can talk about this and seek support, that’s one of the reasons we have partnered with Burton Mind.
Burton Mind provides advice and support to empower everyone to experience better mental health. Supporting over 3,000 people a year through;
They offer a range of activities to get involved in, from fundraising, volunteering and events.
First Fence recognize the pressing need to prioritise mental health and well-being, and aim to help Burton Mind with fundraising and to help combat the stigma around mental health.
To help raise awareness and funds for Burton Mind, two First Fence colleagues are running the Alton Towers half marathon to raise as much as they possibly can towards this cause.
This is taking place on 12th November and Jonathan Burgess, and Bailey Cullen will be running around the theme park. They have also been baking and selling cakes in the office to raise funds for Burton Mind.
First Fence colleagues have also attended other Burton Mind events, including their 80’s Night and Reggae Night.