Mind is the chosen charity of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) President, Aileen Evans in her year in the role and this week staff from the West Yorkshire housing group were delighted to handover a cheque for £1000 to Aileen.
The presentation was made at The Big Conversation, a learning and development event for housing leaders of the future run by the CIH.
Mind campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote a greater understanding of mental health issues.
Each year, Incommunities makes a festive donation to a different charity, instead of sending out Christmas cards to customers and partners.
Incommunities Group Chief Executive, Geraldine Howley said: “As a group we are proud to support Mind in Aileen’s presidential year.
“Mental health is something that touches us all and over the last 70 years Mind has worked so hard to improve people’s lives and offer the support everyone deserves.
“We know from the charity’s research that our younger generation are particularly affected by mental health issues, with three in five young people experiencing a mental health problem themselves, or know someone close who has.
“We share Aileen’s support for Mind and her efforts to raise awareness of mental health issues within the housing sector and encourage mental wellbeing.”
Aileen Evans said: “Incommunities wonderful donation is hugely welcome.
“Anyone working in housing will be aware that mental health issues are a significant barrier in many people’s lives.
“Through Mind I want to shine a light on this area and work to see better support for our customers, our staff and the communities we serve.”
You can show your support for the 2019-20 CIH president’s charity at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cih-housing
Photo shows (centre) CIH president and Chief Executive of Grand Union Housing Group, Aileen Evans receiving a ‘big cheque’ for £1,000 from Incommunities’ GEM recruits Cara Loukes (left) and Jai Kay at The Big Conversation.