Bristol-based recruitment business, Baltimore Consulting, are delighted to announce that we have donated £490 towards mental health charity partner, Bristol Mind throughout the fourth quarter of 2023.
This donation will provide a two-day suicide prevention training course for two volunteers in Bristol this year.
The funds were donated based on placements made within the public sector across the quarter, from mental health commissioning within adult social care and children’s services, through to SEN provisions in educational settings.
This bighearted business has supported and directed fundraising efforts to Cancer Research UK and local charity Bristol Mind, as their charities of choice for the last two years, raising more than £55,000 for the charities, combined.
Poor mental health accounts for more than half of all work-related illnesses. Around 51% of long-term sick leave is due to stress, depression, or anxiety, but only 10% of employees on the UK workforce are seeing support for their mental health.
This donation comes alongside the business’ continued commitment to our employees, from our partnership with Spectrum.Life; an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) offering free, confidential counselling and wellbeing support services that are available to all employees and their families, to offering a 4-day working week, providing “duvet days” and time off to dedicate to wellness on a weekly basis.
2023 statistics suggest that a third of managers feel out of their depth in trying to support their team with mental health concerns. As a business, Baltimore Consulting have committed to increase their Mental Health First Aid provision from two first aiders to five in Q1. This will provide the business with 6:1 mental health support in house, stretching across multiple divisions, and will be an invaluable resource for employees.
Our story is truly unique, and we are proud of that. It’s part of our DNA.