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27 March 2024

Shout partners with wagamama

We’re delighted to share the news that wagamama has pledged their support for us in a brand new partnership. In line with their ongoing dedication to inclusive mental health initiatives, wagamama has given us a generous donation that could fund more than 4,000 Shout conversations.

They have also made an internal pledge to contribute 50,000 hours of volunteering to support our vital work, encouraging participation from across the business.

Thomas Heier, CEO at wagamama, said:

“We are thrilled to partner with Shout as we aim to make a positive impact on mental health support across the UK,” said Thomas Heier, CEO at wagamama. He continues, “By joining forces with Shout, we look to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those facing mental health challenges. We hope that with our donation, volunteer recruitment efforts and internal pledge of support, we will positively contribute to the amazing work that Shout already do.’

As part of the partnership, wagamama and Shout will be hosting free public events across the country, providing support and a safe space on their iconic benches. With expert information and advice from Shout clinicians offered alongside wagamama’s soulful bowls and nourishing dishes, the events will focus on significant changes such as becoming a parent, coming out, starting life at university and loneliness.

Victoria Hornby, CEO of charity Mental Health Innovations, which runs the Shout service said:

“We are absolutely delighted to be launching this exciting partnership with wagamama. Their support will be invaluable in enabling us to recruit and train the volunteers needed to help the hundreds of children, young people and adults who reach out for Shout’s free, 24/7 mental health support, every single day. This vital partnership will make a significant difference to the lives of thousands of people who need ‘in the moment’ support and who often have nowhere else to turn.”