The new national partnership with Mind, and SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health), who received a £200,000 donation, will run for 5 years and aims to raise awareness of mental health with Moto colleagues and customers as well as at least £1.25million in funds. These funds will be split between Mind’s national services, but nearly half will go to local Minds, to support local community projects.
Charlotte Porter, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Mind, said:
“We are so grateful to Moto Foundation for the support they have given to Mind so far, including this incredible £200K donation.
“The pandemic, and now the cost-of-living crisis, has had a devastating impact on the nation’s mental health, especially for those of us with existing mental health problems. It’s really important that everyone has access to the right support, advice and information when they need it.
“The money raised will enable us to keep our vital services running such as Mind’s Infoline, legal line, and our online peer support community Side by Side, so we can be there for the people who need us most. It will also allow us to support our local Minds to deliver mental health projects and services in the community.”
Emma Mamo, Assistant Director of Workplace & Business Development at SAMH, said:
“Moto Foundation’s recent donation will help change lives right across Scotland and we are so grateful for their ongoing support.
At SAMH we want a kinder, fairer society which provides better support for people with mental health problems. Working in partnership with Moto Foundation, SAMH will achieve this through our work in suicide prevention; our programmes working with young people in schools and colleges; our men’s mental health projects; and through our trusted information and support services.
These vital funds will make a positive contribution to the mental health cause and we’re very much looking forward to our continued partnership together.”
Louise Hughes, Moto Foundation Chair and Moto People Director, was delighted to mark a successful start to the partnership:
“Looking after our mental health is so important – the challenges of the last couple of years have certainly shown us that. It wasn’t a surprise that our colleagues chose to support Mind and SAMH as Moto Foundation’s national partners and we are absolutely thrilled to start the partnership in such a positive way with this donation. The size of the donation is testament to the support our colleagues, customers and suppliers have already shown – we can’t wait to see how the partnership will grow in 2023!”
For more information about Moto Foundation’s national partnership with Mind and SAMH visit: https://moto-way.com/about-us/moto-foundation/charity-partner/