For businesses How you can help Are you a business looking to fundraise for us? It's always great to hear local organisations wanting to support a local charity. Not only are you supporting us with vital funds, you are also raising awareness of mental health in the workplace. Your event or challenge could be an opportunity to let staff and customers know we are here to help if they are struggling. If you have a plan but not sure where to start, visit our Getting Started section for ideas and tips. Ring on 01642 257020 to discuss your options. Once you've let us know what you're doing we can send out our fundraising pack, sponsor forms and you can even collect t-shirts and buckets to help with your event. We only have limited stock of our t-shirts and buckets so do let us know as soon as possible so we can order more if needed. Could we be your charity of the year? Would you like to fundraise and spread the word about what we do? As a charity partner you can help us ensure no one faces a mental health problem alone. We can set up a meeting here, or at your workplace to discuss how we can help each other. Its an informal partnership but we hope that you can get just as much out of it as we do. Make 2019 an opportunity to work with us! Meet our current Charity Partners Middlesbrough Football Club The club is delighted to announce that Teesside Hospice and Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind are the official charity partners for the 2018/19 season. The partnerships will see the club work closely with both organisations to create awareness and assist with fundraising opportunities during the course of the season. George Friend, Jonny Howson, Britt Assombalonga, and Grant Leadbitter welcomed the two charities to Rockliffe Park to officially launch the partnerships. They were also joined by the club’s CFO David Joyes and he said: “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to work with two charities who play such a vital role in our area. By joining forces, hopefully we can really increase awareness of the great work that they do and the help and support they provide for local people.” Emma Howitt of Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind said: ”This is a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of our charity. It’s important to us that people are talking about mental health, and this is an opportunity to reach out to people that may not know of us.” The partnerships also come at a time when Teesside Hospice and Mind will be working closely together on different projects. Starbucks Cargo Fleet Lane Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind officially opened the new Starbucks on Cargo Fleet Lane on 14 June 2018. The local mental health charity cut the ribbon to Middlesbrough’s first Starbucks drive-thru store and celebrated becoming the official charity for the organisation. This new partnership includes displaying the charity’s leaflets, organising fundraising events and collecting donations from customers far and wide. Bethany Dean, Communications Officer for Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-known organisation just on our doorstep. “We hope people who take some time out of their day to visit the store can have a chance to look at our leaflets and see what support is available for them as well as anyone they know who may be struggling.” Rachael Dickinson, Store Manager for Starbucks Cargo Fleet Lane said: "I have chosen Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind because I feel passionate about mental health. "Mental health affects many individuals which can have a huge impact on not only themselves but families as well. We are supporting the charity with donations, volunteers as well as allowing a place to come and find out more information about the help that is out there for people who are struggling. Let's work together and break the stigma." You can visit the drive-thru on Cargo Fleet Lane, Middlesbrough Monday-Saturday 6am-9pm - Sunday 8am-8pm.