women's mental health has long been underfunded, undervalued
and under-acknowledged in empowerment work. we believe in
the intersectional role a women and girl’s mental health plays in
her life and empowerment journey.
this year, we’re investing over $2m in women’s empowerment &
mental health resources globally.*
women and girls are change agents in their communities all over the world. when a woman’s mental health is supported, she is able to make change for herself, her family and members of her community. for over a decade, we have been funding women’s mental health and empowerment work. we re-affirmed our commitment in 2018 when the founder of kate spade new york died by suicide, and today we continue to integrate mental health into our women and girls’ empowerment work globally.
mind & body
we believe supporting
plays a vital
role in the empowerment
of women and girls.
we help women and girls build their confidence, find their voice and pursue their goals.
we build support systems that strengthen and encourage empowerment in her community.
we help women and girls prepare for and attain jobs of the future.
we work with impact-focused partners from across the world who have long track records of supporting and empowering women and girls—keeping our eyes focused on mental health at the heart of our approach.
national council for mental well-being
this season, kate spade new york continues its mission to put mental health at the heart of its social impact work. the brand is building upon its ongoing partnership with the national council for mental wellbeing to provide mental health first aid training, along with mental health education workshops, to new yorkers within the artistic community. since the launch of this partnership last season, the national council for mental wellbeing has provided resources, training and education that allows individuals to better support their community, friends and family members who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. in addition, the kate spade new york foundation is partnering with the national council to bring 2,500 women and girls in nyc mental health first aid training.
find your anchor
the goal of the find your anchor movement is suicide prevention, awareness, and education.The physical form of find your anchor is a small blue box packed with various materials designed to inspire, soothe and offer support. We are partnering with find your anchor to bring their anchor boxes to women and girls in the US.
born this way foundation
the born this way foundation, supports the mental health of young people and works with them to create a kinder and braver world. The born this way foundation leverages innovative programming and partnerships to model, convene, and support healthy conversations about mental wellness in order to connect youth with evidence based resources and services that support their mental health. through our national partnership we are working to provide self-care kits for women. each september, we also join born this way foundation’s kindness campaign, #BeKind21, which calls communities to make kindness a habit by committing to 21 days of kindness.
black girls smile
the kate spade new york foundation has partnered with black girls smile to provide in-person and virtual mental health literacy workshops in new york through the she's mentally prepared program. she’s mentally prepared aims to increase mental health literacy, decrease mental health stigmas and increase access to mental health resources. the program provides monthly 90 minute workshops facilitated by licensed mental health providers focusing on in-depth topics that specifically impact the mental health and wellbeing of black women and girls.
“with kate spade’s participation in 2020, we were able to catalyze more than 112m unique acts of kindness, and 10 thousand units of product to women and girls in need.”
looking to learn more about mental health and wellbeing? we’ve partnered with the mental health coalition to create a resource to do just that. because simply being more aware can unlock possibilities for any woman.
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