This year, 10th October marks World Mental Health Day – a day designed to help raise awareness of mental health issues, educate and also banish the stigma around talking about mental health. Every year has a different theme, and this year’s theme, which was set by the World Federation For Mental Health, is ‘mental health in an unequal world’.
To date Anthem has donated over £21,000 to Bath Mind with its annual campaign, one that continued in 2020 despite the impact of the pandemic, helping them to continue their incredibly important work with the community and beyond.
2021 has been another incredibly tough year for all our mental health. Anxiety, loneliness and isolation was experienced in more intense ways by many for the first time, while existing mental health conditions were exasperated by lockdowns and the ongoing pandemic.
At the same time, the economic situation means that charities have been seeing fewer donations and are only just able to restart their usual fundraising activities, so resources for mental health charities such as Mind have been more strained than usual.
So for every copy of an Anthem magazine we sell throughout October, we’ll donate 10p to Bath Mind. We thank everyone who buys a magazine in October for helping us to make this donation and we’ll let you know how much we raise next month.