News and opinion Our News Prestigious GSK IMPACT Award recognises SiMS’ work Support in Mind Scotland were proud to be one of 10 amazing charities from across the United Kingdom honoured on Thursday night (May 16, 2019) at the London Science Centre with a GSK IMPACT Award. The GSK IMPACT Awards provide funding and training and development for charities doing excellent work to improve people's health and wellbeing. They are funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King's Fund. More than 370 charities applied for the awards in 2019, so to be one of the ten chosen is a tremendous achievement for Support in Mind Scotland, and is recognises the team effort of our staff, supporters, members and people who access our services. One of the highlights of a memorable night was the premiere of a powerful video about our work, which you can view above. Please share it far and wide, as it is a wonderful snapshot of the charity. Thank you to Sally Nettleton and her team at Toucan Productions who delivered such a moving film following their visit to see us in Scotland. After receiving the award in London, alongside Support in Mind Scotland chairman Dr Maqsood Ahmed, our CEO Frances Simpson said: "The GSK IMPACT Awards ceremony was an inspiring evening and it was uplifting to hear about so much great work going on across the country. "Seeing the work of Support in Mind Scotland showcased in such great company was a very proud moment." All the winners received a £30,000 donation and two places on a free training and development programme and an invitation to join the GSK IMPACT Awards Development Network with its programme of free meetings and events. We would like to extend our congratulations to the overall winner, chosen from the 10 winning charities, Suffolk Family Carers, a charity that supports unpaid carers of all ages across Suffolk. The overall winner received an additional £10,000 donation. The other 2019 winners were: The Children’s Sleep Charity – dedicated to supporting children and young people with sleep issues in England and Wales. East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services – support people in East Surrey who are at risk or experiencing domestic abuse and coercion. Grassroots Suicide Prevention – aims to prevent suicide and reduce the stigma associated with it. Healthy Minds – a user-led service promoting positive mental health and recovery in Calderdale, West Yorkshire. Off the Record Youth Counselling Croydon – offers free, independent and professional counselling for young people in the London Boroughs of Croydon, Sutton and Merton. Positive Life – Northern Ireland’s only dedicated HIV charity and provides a wide range of services to those living with and affected by HIV. Rape Crisis South London – helps women and girls in South London who have suffered from any form of sexual violence, however recently or long ago. Refugee and Migrant Centre Black Country and Birmingham – supports migrants and refugees through crisis and disadvantage, offering advice and assistance.