Douglas and eight friends are running the Barcelona Marathon on Sunday March 12th 2017. They have the team name "Los Hermanos Cansados" or "The Tired Brothers"! They are running in part for fun….partly to raise awareness of the work of the Trust…. and partly to raise funds. Their Virgin Giving fundraising page can be found here. Thank you so much for your support.
The Prime Minister made important announcements about transforming mental health and strengthening suicide prevention today. (Listen here at 1:19:45)
We have been given an award in the Queen's New Year Honours, which recognises the important work of the Trust and the wonderful support of so many people over the last seven years. Thank you to everyone who has supported us in any way!
The award is for our work in suicide prevention and bereavement support, where we have been promoting wider implementation of the Government's National Suicide Prevention Strategy and support being offered to everyone bereaved or affected by suicide within the first week of experiencing a loss.
We also promote the importance of wellbeing and good mental health in schools, colleges and universities and are working with the National Children's Bureau and Universities UK to promote a whole school and university approach to wellbeing and mental health.
The Health Select Committee Inquiry issued its Interim Report on Monday December 19th and here is a summary of its findings:
Property Week very kindly invited the Trust to be the 'Charity of the Evening' for their Student Accommodation Awards on Wednesday December 7th.
500 accommodation providers gathered at the Marriot Hotel, Grosevenor Square and we had the opportunity to share our thoughts on the importance of student accommodation in supporting student mental health covering both room design and staff training in wellbeing and mental health. We also talked about the student accommodation guidelines that are being developed by Student Minds, generously supported by UPP. These will be available in March 2017.
A big thank you to everyone at Property Week and the hundreds of generous donors.