Our charity partnership

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One in four people experience a mental health problem in any one year. That’s someone in every family, workplace and friendship circle. In the UK it's around 14 million people.

That's why we are working in partnership with Mind, the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and Inspire to bring communities together to improve mental wellbeing.

More about the partnership

We aim to raise £6m through the partnership by engaging colleagues, members and customers in a range of national and local fundraising.

The amounts raised will enable the charities to deliver innovative new services in communities across the UK to ensure people receive the support they need.

You can support by making a donation to your local community on our fundraising page*.

If you need support with your mental health or know someone that does, the following can help:

  • contact Mind for support in England and Wales on 0300 123 3393 (lines open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday), text: 86463 or email info@mind.org.uk
  • contact SAMH for support in Scotland on 0344 800 0550 (lines open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays) or email info@samh.org.uk. For more information visit https://www.samh.org.uk/about-mental-health/samh-publications
  • call Inspire for support in NI on 0289 032 8474 (lines open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday)
  • text SHOUT for support anywhere on 85258

Co-operate 2022

Tackling the issues surrounding mental wellbeing is a key part of our Co-operate 2022 plan.

You can read more about what Co-op are doing in communities across the UK here.

*Money raised in our stores and branches in England and Wales is donated to Mind, money raised in Scotland is donated to SAMH and money raised in Northern Ireland is donated to Inspire.

Mind is a registered charity in England and Wales no. 219830.

SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) is a registered charity in Scotland no. SC008897.

Inspire Wellbeing is a registered charity in Northern Ireland no. 103470.