The work that these charities undertake has never been more important and community pharmacy plays such an important role in supporting people with mental health problems.
As a pillar of communities across the land, many pharmacies take part in charitable fundraising and engage with the voluntary sector in a variety of ways.
From a business point of view, this can have a number of benefits, including:
- positive business reputation
- improved staff morale; and
- increased customer loyalty
Would you like to be part of this initiative and be associated with a good cause to improve the lives of people with mental health problems?
How? This could involve taking part in a team or individual challenge, setting up a local activity with your staff, branches or local community, having a collection tin in your pharmacy, or doing your own 100-themed idea to raise money! An example of downloadable resources that members can use, such as how-to fundraising guides and templates for sweepstakes can be found here.
Register your interest to get involved
Why mental health?
Because of their place in communities and in healthcare, pharmacies are in a position to look after people’s mental wellbeing as well as their physical health. The pandemic and the related lockdowns have affected people’s mental health and many pharmacists are seeing the results amongst patients and staff. It seems right to reflect this in our charitable activities and to highlight that pharmacies support people with their whole health – body and mind.
Read more about the vital work these charities do:
Mental health resources
Further reading available below
Just Giving - Donate here
As part of its centenary celebrations, the NPA is raising funds for the vital work of these three mental health charities. Please give your support to this important cause!
We have come together to provide you with practical fundraising packs to help you support this cause. Download below
If you are a member of the NPA and have a question about the NPA's partnership with Mind, SAMH and Inspire, please have a look through our FAQs for some helpful guidance
Take a look and see what is happening in your local board area