The BRIT Awards 2019 donates £250,000 towards mental health wellbeing

This morning, Sony Music UK Chairman & CEO and Chairman of The BRIT Awards 2019, Jason Iley, presented a £250,000 cheque to Mind, The BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology and other mental health initiatives, to mark The BRITs’ ongoing support towards mental health wellbeing and awareness for young people.
 
Jason Iley said of the donation, “There is so much to be gained from investing in the mental health of future generations. I’m delighted that The BRIT Trust Charity is once again in a position to make a donation to such a worthwhile and significant cause. I hope that the continuation of our investment will keep this important issue at the top of the cultural and political agenda.”
 
The event was held at The BRIT School and attended by former BRIT School student and London rapper Loyle Carner, alongside Mind’s Director of Networks and Communities Karen Mellanby. 
 
The 2018 donation contributed to the successful pilot of Mind’s ‘Whole School Approach’ in 17 UK schools (including The BRIT School), supporting nearly 20,000 people across England and Wales. The programme included targeted interventions, the provision of information at parents’ evenings and school events, and the delivery of one-to-one counselling sessions.
 
The donation from The BRIT Awards 2019 will continue to fund this area of Mind’s work in the 2019-2020 academic year, helping to support thousands of young people, their parents and teachers with their mental health wellbeing.