Looking after each other and ourselves.
The last year has been an extraordinary one; it’s brought immense changes and challenges, as well as struggles we could never possibly have imagined. It’s also highlighted the importance of mental health – whether it’s caring for our own or supporting that of others.
When things have felt difficult, many of us have found strength in knowing we are not alone. Over the last 12 months we’ve tried to provide little moments of escape and respite for our customers, and we’ve loved seeing how people in our Seasalt community have pulled together to create, make and inspire.
The ripples of kindness have carried lots of us through tough times and buoyed spirits when they’ve been low. It’s this idea of communal compassion and supporting one another that has inspired our charity partnership with Mind, the mental health charity.
We share Mind’s belief that no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
To help support Mind’s vital work, we’ve committed to raising £100,000 per year for the charity over the next three years. These funds will help Mind to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.
We’ll be working together to share information to support Seasalt customers, as well as our staff, with their mental health during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. You’ll also be able to take part in wellbeing activities to help raise funds for Mind.
We can’t wait to share more about how we’re working with Mind, and how you can get involved. In the meantime, keep an eye on the blog where we’ll keep sharing tutorials, crafty projects, recipes, reads and recommendations for ways to look after your wellbeing every day.