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Trimcraft announce new corporate partnership with Mind

By Mark Hayhurst 10 May 2018

Trimcraft have entered a corporate partnership with the charity, Mind.

Mind provide support and advice to anyone experiencing a mental health problem, as well as working to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. With a network of services across England and Wales, Mind can provide specialised support directly to those who need it most.

Participation in the arts and crafts can play a really important role in improving people’s wellbeing, helping them with major challenges such as loneliness and mental health problems.

Kathleen Miles, Director of Fundraising for Mind, said: “We’re delighted to be supported by Trimcraft. We know the power that creative activities can have to improve people’s mental wellbeing so it feels like the perfect fit to be partnering with Trimcraft. Every penny raised from the partnership will mean that Mind can continue to provide vital services, like our Infoline and online advice services, so people can make their own choices and access the treatment and support that is right for them. This partnership will help us make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.”

Previous research suggests that crafting of all kinds could be good for mental wellbeing, with benefits such as helping people to relax and unwind, focus on producing something, as well as offering the chance to spend more time with others.

Mind hears from many people that crafting has changed their lives for the better and encourages people to support its work by putting on their own ‘Crafternoon’, the largest craft-based mental health fundraiser in the country.

Trimcraft, the Nottingham-based arts and crafts supplier, have long promoted the health benefits of arts and crafts as a positive process for anyone struggling with mental health, and believe there is a craft out there for everyone to enjoy and benefit from.

Trimcraft will be supporting their new charity partnership through their products, social media and volunteering.

Satyen Fakey, Trimcraft CEO, said: “Core to Trimcraft’s mission is to help people express their creative personality. Our partnership with the UK’s leading mental health charity will not only provide funding to support mental health, but our product donations will help achieve our mission in the form of crafting therapy to improve mental health and social wellbeing.”

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