Attain has committed to support mental health charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness in 2015/2016. These two charities were selected by the company as together they lead the Time to Change programme – the country’s largest programme to tackle stigma and discrimination around mental health; an area that Attain staff are very keen to support and help tackle together.
Every single year, one in four people will experience a mental health problem. Nearly nine out of ten people who experience a mental health problem say they face stigma and discrimination as a result, which can be even worse than the symptoms themselves. The Time to Change programme aims to end this discrimination.
Attain pledged to support the two charities in September 2015 and have since launched a Virgin Money Giving fundraising page. Our staff have raised a massive £2,800 through initiatives including the ‘Great Attain’ Bake-Off, staff ‘dress down’ Fridays, Fantasy Football leagues and staff Christmas card donations. To support our company fundraising plans, Attain will not be sending customers Christmas Cards this year and instead we have made a £500.00 donation to our selected charities, via our fundraising page. We hope that our customers welcome this. We look forward to continuing our fundraising into 2016.
We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.