With this affiliation, the firm has become the team’s official charity partner until 2024.
The major mental health organization in the country, Mind, works to enhance services, increase awareness of, and foster knowledge of mental health concerns while also offering guidance and support to people dealing with mental health challenges.
Every year, one in four people will have a mental health issue, yet many of them do not receive the necessary support.
Giving back to the community via volunteerism and charitable endeavours has always been an important part of the ethos and culture of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team.
As the F1 team’s official charity partner, raising donations will be a major part of the partnership, enabling Mind to keep doing the job they do to support people with mental health difficulties.
As part of the deal, the team members will participate in a wide variety of fundraising events on behalf of its official charity partner.
Sarah Hughes, CEO of Mind, said, “We are delighted that Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team has chosen to support Mind as their next charity partner. The fall-out from the coronavirus pandemic, combined with the current cost-of-living crisis, is having a devastating effect on our mental health, especially for those of us with existing mental health problems. It is so important in these incredibly challenging times that we can all get the mental health support we need when we need it.
“The funds and awareness generated through this partnership will help us to continue to provide advice, information, and support, including through services like the Mind Infoline and Side by Side, so that no one has to face a mental health problem alone. It will also allow us to campaign for change so that everyone is treated fairly, positively and with respect. We are excited to work with Mercedes over the coming months and to see what we can achieve for mental health.”