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Manolo Blahnik is proud to support the Mental Health Foundation and has been doing so as an official partner since May 2019.

Their work on mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, is one of many highlights in the work they carry out to implement systemic change around all mental health related issues. Manolo Blahnik has made a recent donation to help fund the Mental Health: Coronavirus and the Pandemic project, a fundamental research programme to examine the impact on individuals and communities across the UK.

As of July 2020, Manolo Blahnik will support the funding of a new set of research on the mental health of people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. This work will be done in partnership with the University of Cambridge, Swansea University, Queen’s University Belfast and Strathclyde University with the aim of devising a targeted response for this specific community.

The Mental Health Foundation is a leader in research and awareness. Their team has been working tirelessly to identify and inform on emerging issues, helping organisations and the UK Government effectively respond to those in need during and following the crisis.

Already, over half a million people have visited the Coronavirus pages on their website to view evidence-based content for looking after mental health in current times. This number is growing daily and highlights the need for the work and support they offer.

The Coronavirus and the Pandemic project leads directly to one main action. That is, managing the impact of the pandemic currently, as we start to leave lockdown and considering the longer-term changes that have to be made to protect and improve our mental health.

If you would personally like to donate please click here.

We hope you will join us in supporting this incredible charity in anyway you can.

Further information on the Mental Health Foundation can be found here.

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Manolo Blahnik is incredibly excited to officially partner with the Wild at Heart Foundation as of 2021. The foundation works to caringly reduce the world's 600 million stray dog population, through rescue, adoption, sterilisation projects and awareness and education campaigns. This mission struck a chord with Manolo and Kristina Blahnik, who have a profound love for dogs and are passionate about their welfare. 

2021 sees the launch of the Compassionate Curriculum, an education programme developed and constructed by Wild at Heart Foundation and funded by Manolo Blahnik. The programme’s purpose is to play an active role in UK schools, demonstrating the positive links between dogs and mental wellbeing, through learning about empathy, kindness, compassion and self-care.

For more information on Wild at Heart Foundation and to find out more about the Compassionate Curriculum and ways to support please click here.

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Manolo Blahnik is proud to partner with Treedom by planting trees across different Treedom projects around the world on behalf of each of its employees to create the Manolo Blahnik Global Family Forest.  

Since its foundation in Florence, Italy in 2010, Treedom has planted more than 1.9 million trees and collaborated with 112,000 farmers across 17 countries. The trees bring environmental benefits (offsetting CO2 emissions, supporting biodiversity, combating soil erosion and deforestation), as well as social benefits (training, food security, empowerment and income).

Each tree has an online page, geolocated and photographed allowing you to see their impact online. These characteristics ensure that Treedom trees create a lasting bond between people, allowing us to take action to protect the environment and the communities that inhabit it.

By planting trees with Treedom Manolo Blahnik has contributed to 10 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN Member States for 2030.

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Manolo Blahnik is honoured to announce a new charity partnership with Bring Change to Mind in 2021. The organisation is dedicated to ending stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness. Through public service announcements, peer-to-peer student programs and a global story-telling movement helmed by co-founder Glenn Close, BC2M has reached more than 2 billion people – and counting.

Mental health awareness is a cause close to the heart of the house, one that Manolo Blahnik has been supporting for years. We are proud to continue this initiative in America and to support the critical work being done by this organisation.

To learn more about the organisation and find ways to support, please click here.