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GE Awards raises over £8,000 for Mates in Mind

GE is pleased to announce that the charity raffle and silent auction held last week at the GE Awards event in London raised a total of £8,072.14 for construction mental health organisation Mates in Mind.

“I would like to thank each and every one of you who donated to this worthy cause,” said GE editor Claire Smith. “The GE Awards has charted some major advances in terms of health and safety through the event’s 10 year history but the attention to wellbeing and the mental health of our workforce is one of the most significant changes of the last few years.

“By supporting Mates in Mind we are helping to take tools to improve the wellbeing of each and every one of you out to industry.”

Speaking at the awards, Mates in Mind executive director Joscelyne Shaw said: “We must tackle the stigma associated with poor mental health, by creating a better understanding of mental health and how to address it.

“Mates in Mind supports employers to build that understanding, knowledge and confidence among all workers, throughout the business, so that their people can get the help they need as well as identifying colleagues who could benefit from further support.”

The charity has said that it plans to put the funds towards running some sessions across the country working with small businesses supporting them to engage with the employees, raise awareness and help them to manage the conversation in addressing mental health.

To find out more about Mates in Mind, click here.


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