CET is proud to have raised £1,165 during Mental Health Awareness Week, which brings the Company’s total charitable donations to £8,715 in the past year.
This years’ focus was stress management, with research showing that 74% of the UK population felt that they were “overwhelmed or unable to cope” at some point in the last year (Mental Health Foundation survey, May 2018).
CET’s awareness program saw it’s 400 staff learn about mental health issues, including:
- Eliminating the stigma associated with mental health problems
- Spotting signs of mental health problems in friends, colleagues, and family
- Arranging help, including tips on starting conversations
In addition to educational activities, funds were raised through donations, a staff raffle, and a barbecue at CET’s joint head office and customer help centre in Castle Donington.
Three charities benefited from CET’s fundraising campaign:
- The Samaritans, a charity which specialises in providing support to anyone in emotional distress;
- The Lighthouse Club, which provides financial and emotional support to the construction community and their families; and
- Place2Be, a leading national children's mental health charity.
Bill Hill, Chief Executive Officer of The Lighthouse Club, said:
“We receive no public funding so rely on the generosity of organisations like CET to support us. As well as ordering a helpline pack and making sure their employees know where to turn to in times of need, CET raised much needed funds for our charity. Thank you to everyone that contributed so generously.”
Peter Eglinton, Chief Executive Officer of CET, added:
“At CET, our staff care philosophy treats emotional and mental health welfare as seriously as physical safety.
Our commitment stretches beyond the workplace. By providing our staff with the information they need to spot signs of mental distress, they are in a better position to help their family and friends. This is particularly important given that 2 in 3 people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives.
We are therefore honoured to provide donations to three charities which closely share CET’s vision of mental wellbeing.”