G.S STOTHERS Mechanical and Electrical Engineering have announced a new corporate charity partnership with Action Mental Health, which will run for 12 months. The decision came as figures revealed that Northern Ireland has the highest rates of poor mental health of any of the four UK jurisdictions.
Managing Director of G.S Stothers, Jonney Stothers says, “Reading the recent statistics about mental health in Northern Ireland were shocking. It is hard to believe that one in five adults here will be affected by some form of mental illness - to put that in perspective, that is at least one person on any given site we work on within Northern Ireland.
“We have had an extremely successful year within G.S Stothers and are proud to be going from strength to strength, so 2023 seemed like the right time to start a Corporate Charity Partnership, and Action Mental Health do such valuable work locally, we felt it would be an excellent fit.”
Action Mental Health is multi-faceted, offering myriad services. Integral to the organisation is its nine New Horizons services, dotted across Northern Ireland – north, south, east and west, where clients benefit from a variety of personal development, vocational skills and employability training options including accredited qualifications and work placements.
Services provided also include a full range of therapeutic counselling for children, young people, adults, families including services for the deaf community. The charity also offers a whole gamut 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 a dedicated service in Bangor for people with learning disabilities.
Jane Robertson, Fundraising and Engagement Co-ordinator for Action Mental Health comments, “We are delighted to have G.S Stothers on board for 12 action packed months of fundraising activity. We have some exciting team building and charity days lined up to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week in May and World Mental Health Day in October.
“Support from individuals and companies like G.S Stothers enables Action Mental Health to work to change the lives of those living with mental ill-health and allows us to promote resilience and wellbeing throughout our community. Every donation, large or small, really does make a difference.”
If you are in crisis we would recommend you telephone Lifeline 0808 808 8000, or contact Action Mental Health today.