Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

Thank you for visiting LAMDA’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund page. We are so grateful that you are considering donating to this much needed fund at this critical time.  

On behalf of LAMDA and its students we would like to say a huge thank you. You are about to do something really special.  

Your generosity will enable us to provide additional crucial services to support our students at this highly stressful time

Sarah Frankcom, LAMDA Director

LAMDA alumna Harriet Walter on student wellbeing

A message from Sarah Frankcom, LAMDA Director

We are so grateful to have been pledged a gift by a special supporter who is greatly committed to supporting mental health and wellbeing and wishes to help LAMDA develop the programme we offer our students. There is a mental health crisis in Higher Education, and we have seen a marked increase in anxiety and isolation in our students, exacerbated by the pandemic and concerns about their futures.

LAMDA is fully committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our students and we have a programme in place which includes a Student Wellbeing Manager and counselling services and are putting in place additional resources. This pledged donation with match funding from you will enable us to provide more support at this critical time. We want to increase our resources and capacity to respond to students by enhancing our resilience training; providing additional targeted and longer-term counselling for the most vulnerable and developing further services to maximise our care provision.

Our very special donor has generously pledged £30,000 of match-funding to enhance our programme. This means your donation will be doubled, up to a total of £30,000! Your £5 will become £10 or your £500 will become £1000 until we hit our £60,000 total, which will greatly assist us to further help our students.

This has been a hard year for everyone, which is why it is even more incredible if you decide to support our students today. LAMDA students go on to contribute enormously, in a myriad of ways, to the creative industry which we all love and enjoy so much, an industry that boosts the economy as well as our emotional and mental health.

It is essential that we support and boost the resilience of the next generation of artists, so they can tell their stories and continue to shape the future of the artistic, cultural and economic wellbeing of the UK.

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A quote from our special supporter

"My charitable trust would like to help LAMDA further develop their wonderful programme of student mental health and wellbeing support. I am therefore delighted to be able to offer match funding up to £30,000 with any donations you may be able to raise for this crucial initiative. 

I believe it is vital at this stressful and uncertain time to support students, to ensure they thrive during their training and build resilience as they enter the industry, by raising as much as we can for this programme. In this way we can all help LAMDA to provide their students with the relevant support they need at this critical time.”  

Ways to donate

To donate by cheque, please post to:

FAO Development
LAMDA
155 Talgarth Road
W14 9DA

Please include a note with your name, email and the code ‘MHW’ so we can make sure it is attributed to the right place and importantly, we can send you a big thank you!

If you would like to make a donation over the phone, please call Georgia on 020 8834 0515.

If you would like to find out more about this fund or any of our other fundraising needs at LAMDA, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with [email protected]