TISE staff fundraising for Guernsey Mind
THE ISLAND’S community will receive new mental health resources after charity fundraising by staff at The International Stock Exchange.
Activities including cake sales, meat draws, raffles, games nights, sporting challenges and the Credit Suisse-led Helvetia Challenge meant more than £2,200 was raised for TISE’s charity of choice in 2018, Guernsey Mind.
Guernsey Mind plans to use the funds to produce a new pathfinder booklet, which is an introduction to practical mental health skills for individuals. The booklet, which will be distributed to the community later this year, will include details of how to access local providers and online resources to help develop the skills more fully.
Funding of a training of a local mindfulness instructor will also enable the charity to extend its social prescribing arm for those who can’t afford to pay for private courses.
‘Mental wellbeing is hugely important both in the workplace and in our wider daily lives,’ said Fiona Le Poidevin, CEO of The International Stock Exchange Group. ‘Guernsey Mind is playing an important role in improving support services, raising awareness and encouraging understanding of mental health issues.
‘This reflected the fact that Guernsey Mind was not only chosen by staff as our charity of choice for 2018 but that there was so much enthusiasm to take part in activities which raised money for their work.’
Emily Litten, director of Guernsey Mind, said: ‘I’d like to offer a huge thank you to the staff at TISE for all their efforts in raising these funds.’
TISE staff have also benefited personally from Guernsey Mind’s awareness training and some members of staff are signed up for the 2019 Mental Health First Aid course run by Guernsey Mind.