As part of its Connecting Communities Commitment announced last week, London Southend Airport today announces its official charity partner, South East and Central Essex Mind (SECE Mind).
“Lockdowns, furlough and the stress associated with dealing with the coronavirus pandemic has led to an increase in mental health issues,” a statment read.
“As an airport that has been badly affected by the pandemic, we know only too well how stressful this past year and a half has been.
“Our employees therefore chose to partner with Mind, recognising the important role that this charity can play in the community.
“As recovery begins, many are still facing mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression.”
Mind is a mental health charity offering information and advice to people with a range of mental health problems whilst lobbying government and local authorities on their behalf.
This charity partnership will enable a dedicated focus on community engagement and support across the South East and Central Essex area.
The partnership will create campaigns throughout the year with a calendar of events to encourage the community to connect and get involved.
Keeley Hood, SECE Mind Fundraising Officer, “As a local Mind delivering local mental health services, we welcome local responsible businesses to collaborate to bring positive change for our community.
“London Southend Airport actively supports local causes and we are pleased to announce this partnership”.
Glyn Jones, CEO of London Southend Airport, “We are proud to join forces to raise awareness of mental health in the workplace and our community.
“Mental health is more important than ever with an increase in cases as a result of the pandemic.
“We look forward to creating opportunities to raise awareness and support through this partnership.”