Keep our mental health training free for all

by Harry Bliss in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

Keep our mental health training free for all

£4,855

raised of £15,000 target

55

supporters
32% 14 days left
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 20th July 2020 at 10:04am

In response to COVID-19, we made our online mental health training freely accessible for all. We now need your help to continue our mission.

by Harry Bliss in Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

In 2018, our founder, Harry Bliss, lost a friend to suicide. Since then, Champion Health have been on a mission to change and save lives in the workplace.

As part of that mission and in response to the pandemic, we made our online mental health training free of charge. The training, which explores ways to look after your own mental health and support others in need, has reached thousands of employees and over 300 businesses to date. The response has been truly overwhelming.

As the uncertainty continues, we want to be there for you when you need it most. That's why we need your support to keep our online mental health training free of charge during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Support us today so we can continue our mission.

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The potential impact of COVID-19 on the nation’s mental health is significant.

Recent figures show that 47% of the UK population are experiencing high levels of anxiety (ONS, 2020) and half a million more people are expected to experience a mental health problem in the next year (Mental Health Foundation, 2020). 

With a mental health system that’s already underfunded and oversubscribed, services will soon be beyond breaking point.

It’s also not just about those who experience mental health problems. Just like physical health, everybody has mental health.

No one is immune from the consequences of uncertainty and isolation brought around by the pandemic, and we all have a part to play in looking after our wellbeing and remaining resilient in the face of adversity.

This is where our mental health training comes in.

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Champion Health’s online mental health training

1590139686_training.jpgDeveloped by world-leading health academics, GPs and psychologists, our online mental health training explores how to optimise mental wellbeing, spot the warning signs of poor mental health and support others in need. It helps people build resilience, improve productivity and practice self-care, all of which are vital skills in maintaining good mental health at difficult times.

Most importantly, the training includes guidance on how to support someone who’s in crisis and experiencing suicidal thoughts; something which is sadly expected to rise in the wake of the pandemic (Gunnell et al., 2020).

With your support and kind generosity, we'll be able to continue sharing these invaluable skills with you and thousands of people like you for free, helping society thrive in an otherwise uncertain future.

If you haven’t completed the training yet and would like to do so, there is still time. Until 20th July, you can register for free here using the code crowdfunder.

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From the feedback so far, we know that our training has changed and saved lives. We are humbled by every comment we receive, knowing that we’ve made a real difference to their life, no matter how small.

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1590143024_quote.png“I really enjoyed the training. It was easy to take in and the information was handled in a sensitive way. It also reinforced that mental health is a universal issue and belongs to everyone. It's not something to be ashamed of. Thank you for making this tool free” - Katie, Sales Advisor


1590143024_quote.png“As someone who runs a small business I found this incredibly valuable. The course enabled me to better understand my own mental health, and in particular how I deal with everyday stress and when this can become unhealthy. This course will also ensure my business is able to care for its employees effectively and create a healthy workplace” -
 James, Business Owner 

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We are a tight-knit team of academics, health care professionals and technology experts who are on a mission to change and save lives in the workplace (and beyond). We offer innovative workplace health assessments and solutions, championing employee health and wellbeing every step of the way.

We were all brought together by our founder and CEO Harry Bliss, who lost a close friend to suicide following an acute bout of workplace stress. He was 40 years old with a wife, two children and a highly successful job.

Following this tragedy, Champion Health set out to change how health and wellbeing is approached in the workplace, placing prevention and early-intervention at the heart of everything we do.

Every pound raised in this campaign will keep us on that journey, ensuring better mental health for all at a time that it’s desperately needed.

Support us and become a Champion too.

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100% of your money will go to keeping our online mental health training free during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can trust us to spend your money wisely.

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Why are we crowdfunding?

As a mission-led business, we made the momentous decision in March to make our online training free of charge. Although we knew the potential scope of our training, we never anticipated the reach and impact it’s had in just 2 months.

As the pandemic continues and the mental health crisis deepens, we want to keep this resource freely available now more than ever, to ensure it reaches those who need it most.

What difference will my money make?

Not only will your money keep the platform free, it will allow us to improve upon and develop the training platform to ensure it reflects the changing situation. We are a team that thrives on research and innovation, and this training is no different.

Can I complete the training myself?

Yes of course, the training is freely accessible until 20th July - simply click here and use the code crowdfunder to register.

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see Crowdfunder's Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£15 or more

Become a Champion Backer

Pledge £15 and your name will be displayed on our Champion Backers page at the end of the training.

£10 or more

Life-saving training for 5 people

Pledge £10 and you will help us to reach and provide life-saving mental health training for 5 people.

£25 or more

Inspire with a personal message

Pledge £25 and your favourite inspirational quote or message will be added along with your name to our Champion Backers page at the end of the training.

£2,500 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Corporate Sponsorship

Pledge £2,500 and we'll display your company logo on our corporate sponsors page, along with helping us to reach and provide thousands of people with life-saving mental health training.

Let's make 'Keep our mental health training free for all' happen

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