Broadwater send donation to local Mental Health Charity, Norfolk & Waveney Mind

Broadwater send donation to local Mental Health Charity

Mental Health is something that everybody has to deal with in one form or another.  Improving, preserving even simply recognising mental health has become as much a way of life as maintaining physical wellbeing, particularly since the outbreak of the pandemic.

With this in mind, Suffolk based FRP Engineering company Broadwater Mouldings decided to use the money allocated for Christmas cards in 2021, totalling £300, to donate their local mental health charity, Norfolk & Waveney Mind.

Norfolk & Waveney Mind support the people of Norfolk and Waveney with their mental health and wellbeing through their network of wellbeing centres, talking therapies, residential programmes, social groups, specialist programmes and mental health training.

Alex Wiseman, Partnership Manager for Norfolk & Waveney mind said, “We are busier than ever, 60% of adults and young people who did not experience poor mental health before the pandemic are now experiencing mental health issues.  Since April last year we have seen an increase in demand for our talking therapies which include our Telephone Support Service and our Low-Cost Counselling Service.  Our Telephone Support Service has seen a 47% increase in referrals, and Our Low Cost Counselling Service has seen a 203% increase”.

As Broadwater Mouldings deal with fibreglass, and the associated harsh chemicals that go with that industry, Health and Safety is of a paramount importance to ensure a safe and healthy working environment.  Mental health is often overlooked in the workplace, but Broadwater pride themselves on ensuring that staff have protection for both physical and mental wellbeing.

Alex went on to say, “On behalf of Norfolk and Waveney Mind, I’d like to thank the team from Broadwater Mouldings for their kind donation.  Norfolk and Waveney Mind relies on public support from events, donations and gifts in wills to continue to provide high-quality mental health services to anyone that needs us.  Thank you for helping us to provide local support to local people when they need us most.