Edwards & Co. are proud to announce that after consultation with our staff we have chosen Action Mental Health as our new charity partner.
One in five adults in Northern Ireland are affected by mental ill-health, however spending on mental health services in Northern Ireland is 32% less per capita than in other parts of the UK.
The support of Edwards & Co. will enable Action Mental Health to work to change the lives of those living with mental ill-health in Northern Ireland.
It was important to our staff to select a charity that benefits our local community and Action Mental Health does that by offering a variety of personal development, vocational skills and employability training options including accredited qualifications and work placements and resilience-building techniques for school children and young people in further and higher education. Action Mental Health also provides a full range of therapeutic counselling for children, young people, adults, families including services for the deaf community as well as a range of services for young and old alike, designed to promote mental well-being for those in work and currently unemployed; those affected by chronic pain or debilitating long-term illnesses; people living with eating disorders and dedicated services for people with learning disabilities.
Our staff will be baking, walking, running, swimming, being mindful and much much more in order to support Action Mental Health’s vital services for local people.
Donations can be made directly our JustGiving page to help us take action on mental health, or sponsor any of the staff/activity fundraising pages.