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Our Good Causes

We are going to be supporting two good causes this year and the first one that we are going to announce is Community Links.



With stress in the workplace being a hot topic and statistics for suicide and mental health issues within construction being frankly alarming in comparison to many other industries, we are delighted to support this group.

Community Links is a mental health charity pioneering a wide range of life-changing mental health and wellbeing services throughout the Yorkshire and Humber region. 

They offer support for issues including anxiety and depression, psychosis, alcohol and substance misuse and personality disorder.

90% of their services are commissioned by the NHS and local authorities in the region while they are involved in more than 20 mental health services; many of these are run in conjunction with partners including voluntary sector organisations and NHS Foundation Trusts.


In 2016/17 they assisted over 5,000 service users on their recovery journey.  They place particular emphasis on co-production; service users can be involved at all levels of their organisation from sub-committees to recruiting employees and organising events.

Community Links Training is their social enterprise which offers award winning mental health awareness and personal development training.  


Fully qualified trainers provide learning & development within the workplace or at their Training Centre in Leeds on a range of mental health and wellbeing support with a range of over 30 courses including; ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) and SafeTALK.


For more information about Community Links and their training courses visit 
www.commlinks.co.uk



Our other charity is The Real Junk Food Project Charitable Foundation.

The Real Junk Food Project started in Leeds as a single cafe and has now become something of an international revolution supported by a Charitable Foundation.
 
Taking food, that supermarkets, manufacturers, distributors and growers can’t use and then distributing it on a Pay as You Feel basis where payment in skills is as valued as money, their network has grown throughout the world, to over 120 projects in 7 countries.

As well as the cafĂ©’s, the TRJFP CIO launched Fuel for School, which provides schools with food on a weekly basis for market stalls run by child ambassadors, which has led to increased attendance, better behaviour and ultimately higher grades at those schools. Fuel For School has also been mentioned in OFSTED reports as an activity which has increased the schools grade.

Their latest initiative are the Sharehouses, essentially surplus food supermarkets where people can shop and donate; the Leeds one since opening in August 2016 has been used by over 20,000 people and diverted 527 tonnes of surplus produce to people’s tables.

The Foundation as a whole has diverted over 2,000 tonnes of surplus food while creating volunteering, learning and raising awareness of one of the biggest sustainability and ethical issues of the current time.

For more details about The Real Junk Food Project and the work they carry out, visit: http://therealjunkfoodproject.org/




 

 

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