How did Mullion Co-op celebrate World Mental Health Day?

The Mullion Co-op team took the plunge and jumped out of a plane on World Mental Health Day to raise funds for Mind, one of the Co-op’s national charity partners.

The team joined people around the UK putting on special events to raise funds and awareness for World Mental Health Day on 10 October.

Kelly Hindmarsh, Will Callaghan, and Michelle Cook made their way to Dunkeswell Airfield Honiton to complete their skydives, raising over £2,000 for Mind. The money will go to Cornwall Mind, which provides recovery focused services and activities throughout the county.

Kelly Hindmarsh said it was “the most exhilarating experience” of her life as the team dived 15,000 feet, freefalling for 60 seconds.

She said:

“Thank you so much for your generosity that pushed our amazing fundraising efforts into the £2,000 mark.

“Such an amazing experience that I shared with two colleagues and friends, the support, generosity and kind words have been amazing and overwhelmed is an understatement.

“Thank you to everyone who has donated to such a worthwhile cause. We are genuinely speechless.”

Store Manager Michael Trevaskis said it was a “fantastic achievement” by the team, “our thanks to everyone who has donated and sponsored them,” he added.

One in four of us experience a mental health problem in any one year. That’s someone in every family, workplace and friendship circle.

In the UK it's around 14 million people. That's why Co-op is working in partnership with Mind, the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and Inspire to bring communities together to support mental wellbeing.

To help you look after and find support for your and others mental wellbeing, Co-op created Be Kind To Your Mind. It includes activities from Co-op and its partners as well as general tips and how to seek support from
Co-op’s charity partners, Mind, SAMH and Inspire.

If you need support with your mental health or know someone that does, the following can help:

• Contact Mind for support in England and Wales on 0300 123 3393 (lines open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday), text: 86463 or email [email protected]

• Text SHOUT for support anywhere on 85258.

Co-op membership helps support Co-op’s national charity partners and Local Community Fund causes. When you buy selected Co-op branded products and services, 2p for every pound spent goes to you and Co-op gives the same to local communities.

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