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HOMEBUILDER DONATES £500 TO NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY

Mates in Mind has received a £500 donation from Northamptonshire homebuilder Barratt Homes to help towards its work raising awareness, improving understanding and combating the stigma of mental health in the work place.

Barratt Homes’ donation will help to ensure the mental health charity can continue with its vital work to help the most vulnerable in the construction industry. In particular, sole traders, employees or micro and small businesses that may not

otherwise have access to mental health support, education and awareness.

The donation comes after Barratt Homes sold some scrap equipment to AER Salvage, and instead of taking the money, requested payment should be made in the form of a donation to Mates in Mind.

The funding will also help support Mates in Mind to continue helping organisations across the UK to improve and prioritise the mental health and wellbeing of their workforces.

Sophie Snell, Strategic Account Manager at Mates in Mind, said: “We were delighted to have been selected as recipients for the donation. Barratt Homes have been supporters of the charity for the past 3 years and we have developed a successful mental wellbeing programme for their workforce.

“This donation reinforces the great collaborative work we have undertaken with them and reinforces their commitment not only to Mates in Mind as a charity but to supporting the industry.

“We are extremely impressed by the passion and commitment shown by the business to support their local community.

“We would like to say thank you once again for the generous donation, we hope to do more in the future with Barratt Homes to help raise awareness of mental health and provide vital support to vulnerable individuals.”

Mates in Mind was established in 2016 by the Health in Construction Leadership Group (HCLG) with the support of the British Safety Council to draw a focus on the mental health of the construction industry workforce.

Amer Alkhalil, Managing Director at Barratt Homes Northampton, said: “We are so pleased to be able to support Mates in Mind and the important work it is doing.

“It is important to us as a leading housebuilder to recognise and support local charities and organisations which help the communities near our developments.”

To find out more about Mates in Mind and the work it is doing, please visit https://www.matesinmind.org/

For more information about any of the Barratt Homes developments in the area, visit the website at www.barratthomes.co.uk.