The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has granted nearly £1.8 million to 10 leading charities at the heart of mental health and frontline support through a bespoke fund set up as part of the organisationís response to COVID-19.
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The money seems to be going to providing counseling for first responders. From a press release:
All emergency responders will have access to individual grief trauma counselling from Hospice UK;
Over 250,000 emergency responders will have access to peer-to-peer support through Mindís Blue Light programme;
The Ambulance Staff Charity will be able to provide an additional 2,780 hours of support for the UKís ambulance community;
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) will be able to respond to 2,300 more contacts each month;
Shout 85258 will be able to have 250 more text message conversations with people who are struggling to cope every day;
The Mix will expand their group chat service for young people to seven days per week;
Teachers, children and their parents will be supported to cope with mental health needs, including self-care and managing anxiety as schools re-open, thanks to training and resources from Place2Be and The Anna Freud Centre; and
An additional 20,000 new mothers will be supported by Best Beginnings, thanks to a community mental health training project to reach pregnant women and new parents.
I like how they connected a lot of their patronages and got them working together for a good cause.