National Tea Day announce charity partner as Mental Health charity Mind
National Tea Day has announced leading mental health charity Mind as their charity partner, to bring people together over tea and raise awareness around the benefits of sharing a cup of tea with friends or family to talk about what’s on their mind. The charity partnership will coincide with the official National Tea Day which marks the Queen’s birthday on the 21st April, 2019 and will see 10% of the gate receipts from FesTeaVal, the family friendly tea festival on the 13th& 14thof April at Chiswick House be donated to Mind. Marco Geraghty, Director at National Tea Day, said: “We are delighted to be able to make a financial contribution to support Mind’s supportive work and enable the charity to provide support services to those most in need. In today’s busy society research has highlighted depression and loneliness is on the rise but many suffer in silence. This campaign aims to encourage the millions of tea drinkers in the UK to reach out to those close to them and allow those to talk about what is on their mind over a cup of tea.” Rebecca Hastings, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Mind, said:“We’re really grateful to National Tea Day for choosing to support Mind. It’s fantastic to see people get together over a cuppa to combat loneliness and talk about whatever is on their mind. “Every penny raised will fund our vital work including Mind’s Infoline, advice services and the campaigning work we do to secure a better deal for the one in four of us who experience a mental health problem every year.” Stephen Buckley, Head of Information at Mind, said: “If your feelings of loneliness are having a negative impact on your mental health, talk to your GP. There are also lots of things you can do to help you feel less lonely, such as volunteering, starting a hobby or exercising. If you find social contact difficult, try a supportive online community like Mind’s Elefriends, or visit Mind’s info pages on lonelinessto find more information and support available.” National Tea Day is celebrated every year on the 21st of April and has become the official day in the UK to celebrate our love affair with tea.