Sure Community Foundation supporting mental health through Isle Listen

Sure Community Foundation supporting mental health through Isle Listen

The Sure Community Foundation has donated £500 to Isle Listen to aid their in-school mental health support and educational programmes.

Isle Listen is a charitable initiative looking to remove the stigma surrounding mental health, centred around early intervention and prevention. The charity provides mental health support in schools through a low-level one-to-one listening service and wide-reaching educational programmes.

The donation will allow Isle Listen to continue their hard work in schools, which they provide free of charge to all secondary schools, and almost every primary school in the Isle of Man.

Each donation Isle Listen receives covers the work they provide in schools, with £70 funding the resources for one module of their Primary School Educational Programme that helps children to build emotional resilience; £120 gives access to their Listening Service for support issues; £300 funds one activity workshop for children focusing on confidence building and self-esteem.

Emma Callin, Head of Fundraising at Isle Listen, said: “We are so grateful for support like this. It means we can continue to provide our services to schools and young people free of charge. Donations from business, individuals and the local community are vital to enable Isle Listen to support young people on the Isle of Man and Sure’s generous donation is really appreciated.”

Lucienne De La Mare, Chair of the Sure Community Foundation, said: “Looking after your mental health is more important than ever, and the fact that demand for Isle Listen has grown in schools and the workplace shows that this is certainly a deserving charitable initiative. We’re thrilled that the Foundation could help expand access to their services.”

The Sure Community Foundation is a registered charity that offers support through donations to non-profit organisations and is funded by a combination of staff and business donations. At the end of 2022, the Foundation reached the huge £300,000 milestone coinciding with a decade of giving to great causes.