23rd May 2019
Morgan Stanley Glasgow has today announced a major new partnership with SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) which aims to raise £160,000 over the next two years. The vital support will help SAMH set up a new pilot project in two Glasgow schools to equip pupils, staff and families with skills on mental health.
School-based SAMH staff will provide support to equip children and young people with the tools to recognise and understand their own mental health, help them to develop coping strategies for when life gets tough, and to know when and how to ask for help.
The project will be based on SAMH’s Whole School Approach to mental health which also involves teachers and families. Workshops will be available to school staff, parents and carers to ensure they are able to care for themselves and the young person in their life.
The project will operate in two Glasgow primary schools with attached nurseries, as well as their feeder secondary school.
The partnership was announced following a vote by Morgan Stanley’s Glasgow employees.
Graham Rogers, Co-General Manager and Head of Finance at Morgan Stanley Glasgow said:
“We are delighted to be partnering with SAMH. Morgan Stanley has a 40-plus-year commitment to children’s health, so we are proud to be supporting this new programme to ensure young people have access to the right sources of information, advice and support for better mental wellbeing.”
Jo Anderson, Director of External Affairs at SAMH said:
“We are absolutely delighted that Morgan Stanley has chosen SAMH as their Glasgow charity partner. This is a significant partnership and it’s fantastic that the staff have decided to make mental health their cause.
“Half of mental health problems in adults begin before the age of 14 and three quarters before 25, so this type of support for schools that this partnership will fund is crucial. Every young person deserves to learn about mental health and wellbeing, so they can keep themselves well and ask for help when they need it.
“Thanks to the staff of Morgan Stanley, we can help young people in Glasgow to manage their own mental health.”