Soaring high this weekend will be Specsavers Holborn store manager, Helen Curran, to raise awareness and support the mental health charity MIND.
Mental health is a subject close to her heart because growing up in Ireland Helen realised how much stigma exists for mental health issues, which is why Helen does what she can, when she can, to raise awareness and tackle the stigma head on.
When Helen suggested nominating Wandsworth and Westminster Mind (WW Mind) as Holborn’s Charity of the Year she was met with overwhelming support from her store team.
Store manager, Helen Curran, said: ‘It is so great to have the whole store join forces and remind everyone you’re never too young or old to be affected.’
Taking the challenge on
The team has been working in close partnership with MIND and has been busy throughout the year promoting mental wellbeing and raising money through various activities and initiatives in store.
Sally Higham from MIND Westminster said: ‘Not only did Helen help raise mental wellbeing awareness with the public and Specsavers customers but also invited us in to brief her staff team on how to better manage their own mental health in the work place. We are very grateful for her interest and challenging the stigma and discrimination often associated with mental illness which can serve to prevent people from seeking the help they need. We wish there were more like her.’
Helen will be doing her skydive this Saturday – 19 November 2016 – and has set up a Just Giving page – so there’s still time to donate.