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Working together to support mental health

We are a commercial organisation with a social heart and are passionate about changing lives in the communities we work in and providing a great place for our staff to work. In 2018, we partnered with national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, to provide mental health awareness training to all our staff. 

The work carried out by Chasing the Stigma is incredible and their Hub of Hope app has signposted more than 50,000 people to life-changing and even life-saving help. So in September this year, we and colleagues from across The Regenda Group donned our walking boots and headed up Mount Snowdon, raising over £1,000 for this fantastic charity. But we weren’t done yet… 

We contacted Enterprise, who provide our lease vehicles. Enterprise carry out global charitable giving each year, and they donated £1,500 to Chasing the Stigma to support the work that the charity carries out.

Justin Toole, Fleet Manager at M&Y Maintenance and Construction, said: “M&Y reinvests all profits back into communities and encourages staff to undertake charitable activities. Taking part in the Snowdon climb was a brilliant experience, and the fact that we raised money for such a worthwhile cause was great.” 

James Hill, Senior Business Rental Sales Executive at Enterprise Flex-E-Rent, said: “It was an absolute pleasure to donate £1,500 to Chasing the Stigma. The work they carry out is amazing and it was great to hear the difference this donation will make.” 

Chasing the Stigma was set up by comedian and writer, Jake Mills, who battled depression in 2013. After months of inner turmoil, Jake attempted to take his own life but was discovered before it was too late and made a full recovery. After opening up about his battle on social media, Jake was inundated with messages from people asking for help and this led him to launch the national mental health awareness charity.

Jake said: “The money raised will make a huge difference to those that use our services. On behalf of everyone at Chasing the Stigma, thank you.”