The Leasing Foundation today announced that it has chosen youth mental health charity, Beyond, as its charity partner for 2024.
Beyond is tackling the growing mental health crisis affecting young people in the UK. Roughly one in five young people suffers from a mental disorder. The organisation uses it expertise and resources to help those working with young people access the right mental health support for those in their care. To date, Beyond has enabled access to critical mental health interventions in over 56 educational settings and provided free mental health resources to over one million young people. All on a very limited budget.
Louisa Rose, CEO, Beyond, said: “We are delighted that Beyond has been chosen as The Leasing Foundation’s charity of the year – its fundraising and support will make a huge difference to us and the individuals that we support and will enable us to be there for young people and their families at their time of greatest need. Every young person has the right to receive the most effective mental health support at the right moment. We are working hard to make this a reality and are addressing the lack of access to support and create opportunities for early and personalised interventions.”
Nathan Mollett, chair of the Leasing Foundation, commented: “We feel that Beyond directly aligns with the Foundation’s goals and purpose and, of course, many of us know someone who has been suffering with little or no mental health support. We are therefore proud to name Beyond as our charity of the year. The organisation is doing an incredible job helping to improve the mental health of young people and therefore our community’s future workforce. We look forward to bringing the industry together to provide support where we can.”
The first official fundraising event will be a drinks reception in Spring 2023. Look out for more details shortly.
For interested parties, the next event that Beyond will be holding is below:
EVENT: My Voice Matters – exploring and sharing the voices of the neurodiverse community
Addressing the rise of neurodiversity in young people and explore the labyrinth of pathways to support them and the need for change. Speakers are: Zoe Sinclair Can Happen co-founder; Jonny Benjamin MBE, Beyond founder; Carrie Grant MBE, broadcaster, presenter and neurodiversity campaigner; and Dr Rina Bajaj, counselling psychologist.
Ticket price: £1,500 + VAT (include 5 in person tickets and unlimited virtual access)
Venue: UBS, 5 Broadgate London EC2M 2QS
Date: Wednesday 7 February
Time: 9.00am – 10.30 am