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Calor boosts support for mental health charity with £18k donation to Mind

"We're supporting Mind for better mental health" - with Mind Charity logo
To help support those with mental health needs, particularly during the current crisis, Calor has donated £18,000 to mental health charity, Mind.
With the current pressures on the NHS, it has been estimated that almost a quarter of those with mental health concerns have been unable to get the help they need from community health teams, their GPs and crisis services over the past fortnight1. As a result, many are relying on charities such as Mind for support, with donations proving invaluable in helping the charity to continue supporting those who need it most right now.

Andy Parker, Calor’s Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs said: “The COVID pandemic has had a huge impact on our daily lives. Throughout most of 2020 we’ve focussed on maintaining our colleagues’ wellbeing and offering resources to help people cope, such as providing all our employees with access to a free subscription to Headspace. However, we also recognised that we could do so much more as a company.

“We’ve been working with Mind for the past 3 years and it is vital to continue to support them in the tremendous work they are doing to help members of the public with their mental health. We hope that this donation will help those who have been hit the hardest by the current situation to receive the support they need.”

The leading gas supplier has supported Mind, which is its chosen charity partner in England and Wales, in a range of ways over the past year, including ‘Tour de Calor’. This charity bike ride saw 34 employees from across the business take part in a major cycle challenge in an effort which raised £4,878 for the charity. 


1 https://www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/news/mental-health-charity-mind-finds-that-nearly-a-quarter-of-people-have-not-been-able-to-access-mental-health-services-in-the-last-two-weeks/