Isle Listen – one of the Island’s leading mental health charitable organisations – has announced details of generous support from one of the Island’s leading property agents, Property Wise, of £100 being donated to Isle Listen for every property listed and sold over £200,000 between 1st January and 31stMarch 2022.
Property Wise’s support comes at a time when residential property prices on the Isle of Man have been rapidly increasing during the pandemic as people look for more space to work from home.
The timely support also coincides with the increase in demand for Isle Listen’s mental health support and services, as the lives of children and young people have been disrupted during the pandemic. In recent surveys, the proportion of children aged six to 16 with probable mental health disorders had increased from one in nine in 2017 to one in six in both 2020 and 2021.
Tony Weston, Director of Property Wise, told B365: “We’re delighted and extremely proud to participate in supporting Isle Listen in this way. The charitable organisation undertakes hugely important and amazing work to support the mental health of our Island’s young people, and my own family has hugely benefitted from their support very recently.
“We can’t thank Isle Listen enough and feel strongly that their expertise and services truly fill a void within the current health service, and as a charity, they do so free of charge and without any government support”.
Isle Listen’s Head of Marketing, Symon Walmsley, added: “We could not continue to do what we do without the amazing support of our Island community, and I’m thrilled that Property Wise want to show their support of our work in this very generous way. At Isle Listen, we’re already becoming a catalyst for change as we work towards removing the stigma that surrounds mental health and empower our Island’s young people with the skills and emotional resilience to navigate 21st century life.