National charity partner programme
After receiving almost 36,000 of your votes in 2017 our last national charity partner was Action for Children The partnership covered a number of key pillars: mental health training, awareness-raising, communications, pro-bono support, work placements and fundraising.
We are now looking for a new charity partner for 2022-2026. The partnership will focus on heart health.
Our partnership with Action for Children was to deliver a nationwide, preventive, mental health programme for young people in schools for the first time. Our aim was to raise £2 million for Action for Children over the course of our partnership - £1 million from colleagues and £1 million in matched giving from Royal Mail. With our funds, the charity employed specialist youth workers to deliver face-to-face support sessions for 8,000 young people, to help prevent them from developing mental health problems.
Find out more about Action for Children and our partnership here.
As part of our ‘everyone’s a winner’ approach, two other charities: Mind and Mental Health UK received £50,000 each, to be spent on the propositions we agreed with them. These propositions aligned to our wider mental health campaign.