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Nylacast raise over £2,000 through Mental Health Awareness month

June 2019

As part of its employee well-being initiatives, Nylacast partnered with three local charities to raise awareness of mental health this May.
Each year, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem. In England alone, 1 in 6 people will experience a mental health problem at any time, including anxiety and depression.

Nylacast team members attended mental health awareness workshops and seminars throughout the month of May, in partnership with Leicestershire Cares, the Laura Centre and the Zinthiya Trust – charities who provide guidance, information on mental health and well-being, and methods of tackling personal or family problems; with resources and community support on hand.

The activities included yoga & mindfulness training sessions where Nylacast members therapeutically took to the mats to learn yoga. On 14 May, five Nylacast team members slept under the stars outside Nylacast World Headquarters to raise donations and awareness of mental health and well-being.

The three charities were presented with cheques at Nylacast World Headquarters in Leicester.

Charlotte Robey-Turners, a representative of Leicestershire Cares commented, “We would like to thank Nylacast for this generous donation, it means a lot to the charity. Nylacast has supported us for a long time and we absolutely appreciated the continuous support given.”

Gail Moore, founder of the Laura Centre, said, “We appreciate the generous contribution made by Nylacast. With this donation, it helps keep our services up and running, while continuing our work and support to bereaved families across Leicester, Derby and Coventry.”

Zinthiya Ganeshpanchan, founder of Zinthiya Trust, commented, “Thank you so much for the contribution, we are grateful. This is very important to us because we can continue our work in supporting vulnerable women and families from disadvantaged backgrounds.”