10 Oct 2023

World Mental Health Day 2023 - Kao Data Introduces Company-Wide Mental Health First Aider Network

Today, Tuesday 10th October 2023, marks World Mental Health Day – a day to talk openly about mental health, to let people know that it’s okay to ask for help, and to show that mental health matters.

This year’s theme is ‘mental health is a universal human right’ and now, more than ever, we believe it’s vital to check in on our family, friends, and colleagues, and to make sure they have the support they need for their own health and wellbeing.

In support of World Mental Health Day, and as part of our wider ESG framework, we’re glad to announce that Kao Data is launching its very own Mental Health First Aider network.

Led by Fraser Clarke, our Head of Service Operations, our Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) will undergo fully-accredited training by Mental Health First Aid England to ensure they are fully equipped to support our colleagues across the business with any mental health challenges they’re experiencing, at any time.

“I’m proud to work for a company like Kao Data, which takes mental health and the wellbeing of its workforce so seriously,” said Fraser Clarke, Head of Service Operations. “As the first project sponsor, I’m honoured to have the company’s trust in this position of responsibility and I’m looking forward to becoming a fully qualified Mental Health First Aider to become a valuable support line for the colleagues I work with each day, and those across the wider business.”

Mental health concerns can affect anyone at any time and building this awareness cannot be confined to just one day. That is why we believe the launch of this scheme is an essential step in driving continual and positive change for our individual and collective mental health at Kao Data.

As an organisation committed to ESG, it is our belief that by fostering a psychologically safe working environment where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued, we can drive positive change in mental health awareness. Everyone’s mental health matters, today and every day.

To learn more about our ESG commitments, download our latest report – here.

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