Go-Ahead subsidiary Morebus has named mental health charity Dorset Mind its official “good cause” for 2022.
The charity provides one-to-one and group counselling, mentoring, support groups, active monitoring and a befriending service to help people regain social skills and develop confidence, as well as educational wellbeing programmes in schools and workplaces.
The decision to support the charity has made collectively by the Morebus team. The operator will now spend the year raising funds for the charity and will begin by covering the rear of one of its buses with its branding.
Morebus’s Clair Walker says: “Dorset Mind challenges mental health stigma and encourages recovery by empowering individuals to develop resilience.
“Those living within our local community have relied upon the charity’s support even more over the past two years, and I’m delighted we will be raising as much money as possible to help this vital resource.
“Mental health can affect people from all walks of life, at any time, and the team here at Morebus understands just how important it is to have support in place for anyone who needs it.
“We are offering the charity the opportunity to use some cove panels on-board the bus to help raise awareness of the wonderful work they do across our region – which we know many of our customers will benefit from.”
Adds Dee Swinton, Dorset Mind’s Income Generation and Marketing Manager: “We are very much looking forward to building a strong partnership with Morebus – it’s a great opportunity for us to raise awareness about mental health and the wide range of one-to-one and group support, education, training and volunteer opportunities we offer young people and adults across Dorset.
“We’re thrilled this important local employer has chosen to support us this year.”