Richmond Voluntary Fund: Richmond Borough Mind

The Voluntary Fund is a charitable trust, independent from the Council, that has been set up to give the local community, on a voluntary basis, the opportunity to donate to local organisations who make a difference to the lives of vulnerable people in Richmond upon Thames.

Richmond Borough Mind (RBMind) is a registered charity (No. 1146297) and is the leading charity in the borough supporting better mental health and wellbeing across all communities from childhood to adulthood.

Richmond Borough Mind offer free mental health awareness assemblies and workshops to every primary and secondary school in the borough and work alongside the schools to promote better mental health. Their specialist workshops cover important issues from cyber bullying to exam stress and anxiety. They will be recruiting for a Young Person & Family Support Worker, with the role of managing a new case load of school-age children and young people and overseeing the development of the new Youth Peer Mentoring project, to make more support available for young people with low to moderate needs.

In making a donation you could provide the following help and support to young people:

– £29 could provide a weekly place on an after-school support programme
– £105 could provide five 1:1 youth peer mentor sessions
– £120 could provide a school assembly and year group workshops on mental health support.
– £1,740 could provide a six-week, peer mentor led mental health and wellbeing programme for ten young people in schools