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Priory Healthcare becomes an official partner of mental health charity, The Shaw Mind Foundation

Priory Healthcare is delighted to announce it is an official partner of the mental health charity, The Shaw Mind Foundation.

The aim of the partnership is for Priory Healthcare to help the charity with fund-raising activities designed to address, and raise awareness of, mental health conditions among young people in schools, and adults within the workplace.

To launch the partnership, Priory Healthcare is supporting a 1,000-mile bike ride, which starts today (23 September) from John O’Groats to Land’s End, organised by The Shaw Mind Foundation and undertaken by Hope Virgo, a mental health campaigner.

Hope will visit some of Priory’s hospitals and sites en route. Monies from the fundraiser will go towards providing mental health training and education in schools.

Priory will also participate in fundraising activity throughout 2019 in support of the charity.

Dr Sylvia Tang, CEO of Priory Healthcare, said: “Priory Healthcare is delighted to be the official charity partner of The Shaw Mind Foundation, giving them additional exposure of their great work and a platform to promote their key objectives. We are really pleased to be working with a charity which understands and promotes mental health, including mental health education, at work, in school and at home, and hope that as many of our staff as possible will support the fundraising efforts.”

Dr Tang added: “Our joint passion is to help all people across the UK access swift help for mental health conditions, and live a full life in good mental as well as physical health. When partnering with a charity, we felt it was important that our aims and ambitions were aligned. We felt that The Shaw Mind Foundation Mental Health was totally focused on the wellbeing of every person they work with – as we are.”

Kate Majid, CEO of The Shaw Mind Foundation, said: “The Shaw Mind Foundation is proud to be affiliated with Priory Healthcare. Our shared focus on addressing mental health difficulties across all communities was a key factor in our decision to embrace this partnership. We believe that by working together we will address the crippling stigma and shame that so often accompanies mental health problems, and that through this relationship more people with mental health difficulties will have the opportunity to thrive. I am so grateful for the exposure and fundraising opportunities that our partnership will afford The Shaw Mind Foundation, and look forward to a very positive future together.”

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