Our people and CSR

Mental Health is a topic that connects all of our people.

According to the World Health Organization, one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives.

Wherever you’re based and whatever you do, taking appropriate care of your Mental Health is something that is important to every person that works for you. In the same way you look after your legs or arms, we need to give the same attention to our minds.

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. That’s why on October 9 & 10, NGA HR will be holding events to talk about this topic. All our 5,300+ employees in 35 countries will reflect and show their support for colleagues who are currently going through or have had challenges with Mental Illness.

World Mental Health Day at NGA will see a number of communications that will say clearly: it’s okay to talk about this. We will launch our #iwilllisten campaign, that explains our commitment to employees and how they can be part of this initiative.

As part of the WMHD celebrations, we will also be holding a series of events in our Jacksonville, USA office on October 9. A panel of NGA employees and clients will discuss Mental Health in the workplace. We’ll also have a presentation from Barbara Ricci – a former Deutsche Bank executive, a thought leader in this area and co-founder of the National Alliance for Mental Illness. Barbara has recently authored a piece of work for Harvard Business Review that is interesting reading for anyone on this topic. All sessions will be streamed to our offices worldwide.

We’ll be posting updates on the event on social meeting from the Tuesday events, so please follow @ngahr on Twitter to “listen in” and send us any questions you might have. We’ll also share ideas from our employees on what they do to stay healthy.