Young Minds aims to help children and young people with a range of mental health issues before they develop into crises. According to the firm, in the UK today, five children in every classroom are “estimated to have a mental health problem”.
As part of the initiative, the next 12 months will see the team at McGills take part in a number of activities to raise funds for Young Minds.
Debbie Brunton, who works in accounts preparations, will start the fundraising initiatives by walking 250 miles during April with a goal of raising £250.
Sharla Dandy, a partner at McGills Chartered Accountants, said: “The last year has posed huge challenges to everyone’s mental health and particularly for young people.
“By naming Young Minds as our Charity of Year, we hope to support their work in promoting good mental health amongst young people in the coming months. We are delighted that Debbie has stepped forward to begin the fundraising and we are confident that people will want to sponsor her efforts.”