Seven months ago, a coalition of leading mental health charities collaborated to develop a model which allows private sector partners to offer expertise, knowledge, skills, and funds, to VCSE provider organisations in the mental health sector. The Mental Health Sustainability Programme aims to enhance the way that the VCSE sector works in partnership with the private sector to improve people’s mental health and wellbeing. Private sector companies are being invited to donate skills, resources, and funding, to VCSE mental health service providers enabling them to sustain services during and after the pandemic.
Seven months on from the initial launch of the Programme, we are pleased to have developed and implemented the pilot phase and are ready to move into an ambitious expansion phase. This progress has only been possible with huge thanks to our private sector partners for their generous donations in the form of money and minutes.
We are now at a critical stage of the Programme, and looking to expand our reach significantly so that we can support as many providers in the sector as possible through these challenging circumstances. We would like to use the opportunity of this virtual event to update you on our progress so far, and to explore how we can continue and expand this vital partnership with the private sector to support those most in need.