As we come to the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, Jake Furby our Communications Manager reflects on being a mixed-race person working in the charity sector.
As friends, grant-holders and wider stakeholders know, Friends Provident Foundation is committed to the principles of good governance, racial and gender equity, fairness and transparency in how we work and being accountable to the beneficiaries of our grants.
Mental Health Awareness is important to discuss and be open about. 1 in 4 of us will experience mental ill-health at some point within our lifetime. This sadly increases for those who have been marginalised in society such as LGBTQ+ people, being a minority ethnic (including British minority ethnic) and disabled people. In addition, suicide is the biggest killer in men under the age of 40.