Our partnerships for a lasting impact
ur Corporate Social Responsibility Vision in the UK is to transform lives in the local communities in which we live and work by supporting those at the heart of delivering care and reducing health inequities.
To achieve this Vision, we are partnering with a number of organisations, both nationally and across our local sites, to co-create innovative solutions to address health and societal challenges in the UK and to find new ways of collaborating to make a long-term, sustainable impact.
Transforming community mental health care systems
Mental Health UK is a flagship partner of Johnson & Johnson UK. The charity works across the UK, bringing together experts from four national mental health charities to improve understanding and provide care for people living with mental health problems.
In 2020 Johnson & Johnson UK, established a three year partnership with Mental Health UK to fund four Community Mental Health Navigators. The Navigators operate within community settings to address non-clinical needs such as housing, money problems, employment, physical well-being, and direct people to local social prescribing opportunities alongside any specialist care they are receiving; reducing pressure on clinical services and helping people who are severely affected by mental illness to effectively navigate the often complex support system.
The first Mental Health Navigators were appointed in 2020, with one in Grimsby (England) and one in Bridgend (Wales). In 2021, a further two Navigators were appointed, with one in Scotland and one in Northern Ireland. Read more here
Forging partnerships to drive a more just and equitable mental health system in the UK
We are proud to work alongside trusted partners who are pioneering culturally competent and broad access healthcare solutions to under-resourced populations.
Over the last 50 years research has repeatedly shown that in the UK, Black and minority ethnic communities have been disproportionately impacted by adverse experiences and negative outcomes within mental health care compared to other ethnic groups. (The Race Equality Foundation’s Mental Health briefing paper 2021). At Johnson & Johnson UK, we are committed to working with, and learning from, our partner organisations to leverage our joint expertise, and help address mental and racial health inequity in the UK. Read more here
Investing in the next generation of health care talent
Johnson & Johnson UK is committed to supporting the education of the next generation and boosting career opportunities within the health sector, particularly for the most marginalised and disadvantaged youth.
Our partnership programmes are designed to engage students, from year 9 to university-entry level, who meet social mobility, ethnicity and gender criteria. Throughout their journey, students are supported and mentored by Johnson & Johnson UK employees who share their skills and knowledge to leave a lasting legacy for the next generation.
Bridge to Employment
Bridge to Employment is a global Johnson & Johnson initiative, which inspires young people (16-18 year olds) from disadvantaged communities to stay in school, excel academically, and elevate their career aspirations. Bridge to Employment is a four year programme which helps young people build solid futures and strives to increase the number of students who enrol in higher education and increase the number of students interested in pursuing careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing, Design (STEM2D) or healthcare sectors.
Bridge to Employment has been successfully delivered across most of our Johnson & Johnson UK sites, in partnership with local schools, and continues to be a key programme within the UK.
Johnson & Johnson STEM Scholars Programme
The STEM Scholars Programme has been created to support young Black students in London who have the ability and desire to study STEM subjects but lack the opportunity or access to achieve their dreams. The pilot programme will be run in partnership with the Innovation Centre in London and will support 25 students through sixth form and a cohort of 10 students through their university education. Read more here
Inspired by Bridge to Employment, this three year programme is being piloted in Blackpool. It provides students with STEM-focus learning sessions that are designed and led by Johnson & Johnson volunteers. The students, who are aged 13-14 years, also have access to online Johnson & Johnson mentors.
The Prince’s Trust
In 2021, Johnson & Johnson in the UK announced a four-year partnership with The Prince's Trust, to help disadvantaged young people enter the health and social care sector, regardless of their background or circumstances. The partnership will support The Prince’s Trust’s goal of recruiting 10,000 young people (18-30) into jobs in Health & Social Care, with greater representation from young people from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds or groups. To further support this next generation of health care talent, Johnson & Johnson employees will leverage their skills and knowledge to mentor the young people on their career journey.
Driving a diverse and equitable future for under-resourced communities
International Health Partners
Johnson & Johnson and International Health Partners (IHP) have worked together for over 15 years to facilitate the donation of essential products and medicines into some of the world’s most vulnerable communities, especially during times of crisis.
Since the start of the partnership in 2006, over 14 million treatments have been donated by Johnson & Johnson via IHP, impacting over 12 million people in 70 countries across the globe.