Charity

Festivals are all about forgetting your worries and getting lost in the party atmosphere.

That being said, we know that once the crowds disperse, the staging is taken down and the party’s over for another year that everyday life can be tough.

It’s estimated that approximately a quarter of people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. However, only 1 in 8 adults in England and Wales suffering from mental health problems are currently receiving treatment for it. That’s why 51st State are proud to be supporting ‘Mind’ as our official charity for a second year running.
 

‘Mind’ provide advice and support to people across the UK suffering from mental health problems. They also campaign for better services, and have a network of 139 Local Minds that reach nearly 400,000 people. Meanwhile, their helplines deal with over 50,000 enquiries each year and their vital work with over 7,000 employers nationally ensures that people are healthy at home and at work.

In short - their work is invaluable.



Last year, with your help - we raised an amazing £12,000 for the charity and this year we want to do even better.

The Mind in Haringey team will be on site at 51st State offering Laughter Yoga sessions, Face Painting, Relaxation, Massage and asking for contributions to the Mind in Haringey ‘How Do You Feel’ board, as well as providing information, guidance, advice and signposting! They’ll also be working alongside 51st State and Housefm.net in the run up to festival to help raise awareness and tackle the stigma attached to mental health.

To offer your support, head over to mindinharingey.org.uk where you can give as much or as little as you can. Any donation is greatly appreciated - and will go directly to the services of those who need them the most.

Lynette Charles, CEO of Mind in Haringey, commented: “Mind in Haringey ‘is delighted to be working with 51st State Festival and Housefm.net for the second year running! Last year with the support of the 51st State and Housefm.net team and their artists we raised an amazing 12k. Around one in four of us face a mental health problem every year, so we hope to continue to raise awareness of our services and support people and promote wellbeing in the local and wider community”.

Michael Hughes, Founder of 51st State, added: “We are delighted to be working with Mind in Haringey again this year. Their vital work ensures that people across our local area are provided with the mental health support and services they need in every aspect of their lives. I hope all our visitors this year are as generous as they were last year - we’d love to break our own record and raise even more funds for people who need them the most”.