Bupa UK Foundation announces mental health funding programme

29 July 2015
  • Mid-life mental health announced as Bupa UK Foundation’s first funding programme
  • Up to £1 million will be made available in grants
  • Bupa UK Foundation created to tackle critical challenges in health and social care
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The Bupa UK Foundation today announces mid-life mental health as the theme of its first funding programme and invites applications from organisations and individuals.

Mental health unpins the health and wellbeing of each and every person, regardless of their background. For many, mid-life is a time of increased challenges, responsibilities and pressures with the potential to impact significantly on mental health. As a result, the Bupa UK Foundation is looking to fund practical projects that aim to support and improve people’s mental health at this critical life-stage.

The Bupa UK Foundation is looking to fund projects that will be delivered within 12 to 18 months, and which focus on one of the following priority areas: 

  • Prevention – equipping people with the skills they need to monitor, maintain and improve their own mental health;
  • Early intervention – enabling people to access effective support directly and as soon as they become aware of their needs;
  • Integration - work which addresses the link between physical and mental health.

Dr Paula Franklin, Medical Director, Bupa UK said:
 

“We’re pleased to announce mid-life mental health as the theme of the Bupa UK Foundation’s first funding programme. Mental health is critical issue that can affect anyone, and mid-life in particular can be a period of increased pressure and responsibility. We want to support projects and initiatives seeking to improve mental health and make a direct impact on people’s health and wellbeing.”

The closing date for applications is Friday 4 September 2015. Funding decisions are expected to be made by the Bupa UK Foundation Board of Trustees at meetings in October and December 2015. 

The Bupa UK Foundation has been created to support projects and initiatives that aim to tackle critical challenges in health and social care and make a direct impact on people’s health and wellbeing. During 2015 up to £1 million is available for grants.

For more information on the Bupa UK Foundation and on how to apply for funding visit: www.bupaukfoundation.org.  

Notes to editor

About the Bupa UK Foundation 

The purpose of the Bupa UK Foundation is to help millions of people to live longer, healthier, happier lives.  

The Bupa UK Foundation funds practical projects and initiatives that aim to tackle critical challenges in health and social care, deliver public benefit and make a direct impact on people's health and wellbeing.  

In 2015, the Bupa UK Foundation’s first year of operation, £1 million is being made available for grants. The Bupa UK Foundation receives its funding from Bupa UK and is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of five Bupa UK directors and two external trustees.  The Bupa UK Foundation is registered as a company limited by guarantee (9524970) and is registered with the Charity Commission (1162759). 

For more information, visit www.bupaukfoundation.org.  
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