Partnering with SAMH

Will your company take action for mental health?

A partnership with SAMH demonstrates a commitment to improving mental health across Scotland. 

About us 

Our award-winning team and dedicated account managers work with corporate partners to cultivate impactful and meaningful relationships, supporting partners every step of the way with fundraising efforts and providing expert insights on mental health and wellbeing to create a lasting legacy. This includes offering you a suite of products and services, like monthly mental health awareness packs and fundraising guides, to support the creation of mentally healthy workplaces and to ensure you are responding to the needs of any communities that you serve. 

We are a national charity with local delivery, operating more than 70 community-based services across Scotland. Our corporate partners are making a difference by contributing to a national issue, but can often see tangible results of their contribution within their own community.

The need to support mental health has never been greater – and we need your help to transform and save lives.

Different ways you can partner with us

Recognising the power of collaboration, we believe that forging partnerships with business and organisations across Scotland is a pivotal avenue for affecting positive change.

In addition to supporting you with fundraising, we generate meaningful change with our partners through training, guidance and knowledge building. Our partnerships can be multi-layered and, led by your needs and aspirations, we work with you to define a tailored Partner Plan, which may include some or all of the following elements.

Staff fundraising or “Charity of the Year” partnerships

Your bespoke Partner Plan will feature a widely varied programme of fundraising activity that staff across the organisation and customers can engage with. This includes:

  • fundraising activities aligned with holidays and major events
  • challenge activities at which SAMH has a presence (including the Kiltwalks and Edinburgh Marathon Festival) 
  • key dates such as Mental Health Awareness Week, World Mental Health Day, Men’s Mental Health Week and World Suicide Prevention Day.

You could host memorable events, take on inspiring challenges and boost company culture and comradery, all while raising vital funds to support SAMH. Your company could host a series of engaging staff fundraising activities over the course of a year, or several years. And every fundraising activity has the added benefit of raising awareness and tackling stigma.

Strategic and transformational partnerships

Beyond staff fundraising, we can work together in a more transformational way, supporting you to meet your CSR and strategic goals while also supporting SAMH’s strategic ambitions.

Our partners play a key role in improving the mental health of people and communities across Scotland, including their own colleagues and customers. For example:

  • through making a corporate gift, or a combination of donation and staff fundraising, your company could fund or develop a specific area of SAMH’s work
  • through pro bono or gift-in-kind support, your team could use their expertise to support SAMH. 
Brand and commercial partnerships

You can use the power of your brand to support SAMH. You could take a hero product to the next level by selling it ‘in aid of SAMH’, with each item sold generating a donation to SAMH. Or you could run a campaign, supported by SAMH, to raise awareness of mental health.

However you choose to work with us, by aligning SAMH’s brand with your own you’ll be contributing to our goals, while showing your audiences you understand that mental health matters, now more than ever.

We have worked with partners across a range of industries and sectors. Please click the following links to learn more about our partnerships with:

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