Allianz UK announces Mind as its new charity partner
The employees of Allianz Insurance have selected Mind, the leading mental health charity and their sister charity SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health), as their new charity partner. The partnership, starting on 1 February, will initially last three years and will see local fundraising activities take place at Allianz offices across the UK to support the charity’s work. Allianz employees have set themselves the ambitious target of raising £1 million to help the charity’s campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health. Jon Dye, CEO, Allianz UK said: This is a really exciting new partnership and we are delighted to be supporting Mind and SAMH. At Allianz, we provide confidence in an uncertain world for our customers and so I see a real synergy between our ability to create resilience through our products and services and the work that Mind do in creating resilience and helping people stay mentally well in difficult times. "We’re proud of the work we do in supporting our employees and customers through challenging circumstances. This includes the provision of employee helplines, a comprehensive wellbeing programme, training for line managers and as well as psychological support for our customers. However this partnership will benefit both organisations as we aim to expand the support we have in place at Allianz whilst fundraising locally across the UK for this national charity." Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, said: We are thrilled Allianz employees voted Mind as their charity partner. The company’s support will help us to reach a point where anyone with a mental health problem feels able to ask for, and access, the help they need." Mind and SAMH were selected following a staff vote reaching 5,000 Allianz UK employees. Allianz previously reached its £1 million target for its former charity partner, Air Ambulances UK.