How your company can get involved:
Let your external networks, employees and potential employees know you actively support workplace wellbeing by joining us as we fight for better mental health.
We mark a number of important campaign dates through the year that include Mental Health Awareness Week, World Suicide Prevention Day and World Mental Health Day.
Support us online and internally and help us tackle stigma by talking openly and honestly about mental health.
Contact our Partnership team by heading to our Contact Form.
Your business can help provide vital financial support to enable us to continue supporting local people in Dorset.
You can do this in a number of ways, or a combination of them. A generous corporate gift could fund a specific support group for a set period of time, like Men in Mind, or an Eco in Mind ecotherapy project in your community.
Or your employees could take part in our organised fundraising challenges or create a series of unique events to inspire fundraising throughout the year. You could then match-fund the amount raised, making double the impact!
We’re always open to all fundraising ideas including branding too – the first step is to have a chat to explore your ideas! Speak to our Partnership team by heading to our Contact Form.
Do you or your employees have time to volunteer for charity? This could benefit your Corporate Social Responsibility obligations and help support us.
It will gives you and your employees an enormous sense of purpose as you get to know us a bit better by working alongside us.
We have a range of short-term volunteer opportunities across the charity, that can be matched with your interests. You might enjoy supporting our fundraising team at events across Dorset, or growing produce for local food banks on our allotments.
Speak to our Partnership team by heading to our Contact Form.
Have you considered sponsoring our support and educational services?
Choose from the list below which isn’t exhaustive – we’re always open to ideas! You can sponsor:
- Mental Health First Aid training for 10 front line workers
- A FREE training session or educational webinar for people in your community
- Our themed educational conferences
- A fundraising event or award
- Our Christmas Tree Collection
- 1,000 signposting booklets
- A flower bed or shed at our allotments
Contact our Partnership or Training Team by heading to our Contract Form.
Gifts in Kind
We’re always grateful to receive gifts in kind, which can be defined as a contribution of goods, services, activities or experiences, rather than a monetary donation.
This is a great way to help support your corporate responsibility goals and might be unwanted products, discounted services or professional advice – using your company’s assets and employees’ skills.
Gifts in Kind can be a one-off donation, or ongoing support!
Speak to our Partnership team by heading to our Contact Form.
In order to support and serve people in Dorset that need help with their mental health, collaboration with other organisations is key.
We know we can not do this alone – and working together in partnership means we are stronger.
An organisation might choose to help our services by providing a free venue for a support group or activity or facilitate a session for one of our services.
We’d love to hear from you – head to our Contact Page and a member of our team will get back to you.
We’re delighted to be working with trusted charity partners through our ‘Minds Together’ initiative.
This initiative provides an offering to local businesses and aims to promote connection within the workplace. The corporate package offers team-building exercises and mental health education to local businesses.
With increased hybrid working, it’s vital businesses consider the importance of providing opportunities for social connection. Also, prioritising the mental health and wellbeing of employees.
Corporate Support FAQs
It’s brilliant you’re interested in becoming a charity partner – and wanting to help support our vital work across Dorset.
We know we can’t do this alone, and welcome trusted partners on board to help further our vision with the support of your employees and networks.
We’d love an informal chat to explore how we can work together – contact us and one of our team will get back to you as soon as they can.
The answer is simply yes – we’d love to have you onboard!
Communities, including the business sector, comprise organisations of all sizes and we look forward to exploring how we can work together to support our work across Dorset.
Please contact us and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as they can.
We warmly welcome trusted partners into the Dorset Mind Family. By this we mean that you can get involved with our charity as much as you want to!
We encourage you to get to know us, our services and how we make a difference locally.
You’ll have plenty of opportunities to support us – online by engaging with our active social media channels; by fundraising alongside us at events or taking part in your own; giving your skills by volunteering at our HQ or for one of our services.
But equally, if you choose to focus on a particular way of supporting us, we’ll welcome that too.
Over the course of the partnership we aim to build strong, mutually beneficial partnerships that are long-term – our online support doesn’t stop at the end of the designated period.
If you’ve any further questions, please email our Partnerships team.
We aim to set a target for fundraising at the start of our partnership – it’s always good for you to have something to aim for – and a brilliant feeling when you meet it! For us, it helps forecast our income – and budget for service delivery.
It does also depend on what type of fundraising you do. If you commit to an organised challenge, there is usually an entry fee and a fundraising target. This is true of Skydiving, Ultra Challenges, London Marathon, Dragon Boat Racing for example.
If you create your own fundraisers, there’s less pressure as you can create as many inventive events as you are able to – but we do suggest a target of at least £1,000 per year.
But you don’t do this alone, speak to our Partnership team and we’ll help guide and support you every step of the way to achieve your goals.
The short answer is YES! We’re always looking for reliable, enthusiastic people to be part of our incredible volunteer team.
Let our Partnership team know and they’ll put you in touch with our Volunteer team.