Liverpool-based national mental health charity, Chasing the Stigma, has been awarded £53,600 of funding from Nominet, the profit with a purpose company operating at the heart of the internet infrastructure.
The generously donated money will go towards - among other initiatives - improving the charity’s life-changing and life-saving app the Hub of Hope, making it the most effective and efficient online mental health signposting tool. The funding comes as part of Nominet’s #RESET Mental Health Programme, which was launched today.
#RESET aims to increase the reach and impact of mental health services for young people. It is part of Nominet’s public benefit activity to improve 1 million lives, and will provide grants totalling over £500,000 across some of the UK’s leading mental health and youth charities to provide support for over half a million young people a year.
The organisations receiving Nominet #RESET funding include Chasing the Stigma, The Mix, YoungMinds, stem4, Nightline Association, Barnardo’s and The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.
Chasing the Stigma and the other selected charities will deliver a range of activities, including improving signposting online, developing new digital products, digitally transforming their organisation to meet demand, and creating best-practice guidance for those developing digital mental health products for young people.
You can find out more about the programme and what Chasing the Stigma CEO and Founder, Jake Mills, and Eleanor Bradley, MD of Registry Solutions and Public Benefit at Nominet, have to say about it here.
Many of our team members have lived experience of mental health issues, so we know first-hand how vital the programme is. Over the past two years, our team has worked tirelessly with Chasing the Stigma to develop and prove the concept of the Hub of Hope and the app is now the UK’s most comprehensive mental health signposting tool.
We’re so proud of everything we’ve achieved so far and we’re looking forward to continuing our work with Jake and the team and taking the Hub of Hope to the next level - so we can help even more people find the support they need.