18 Oct

Accountancy firms across the world join together in raising awareness on World Mental Health Day

Kingston Smith

On 10 October 2018, Morison KSi member firms around the world organised a 30-minute walk at lunchtime to help promote mental wellbeing. The initiative was organised by top 20 UK accountancy firm Kingston Smith, which supports Mind, the UK’s leading mental health charity, which works at improving services and promoting understanding of mental health issues.

On 10 October 2018, Morison KSi member firms around the world organised a 30-minute walk at lunchtime to help promote mental wellbeing. The initiative was organised by top 20 UK accountancy firm Kingston Smith, which supports Mind, the UK’s leading mental health charity, which works at improving services and promoting understanding of mental health issues.

To coincide with World Mental Health Day, Kingston Smith organised a week of activities that focused on the five well-known tips for mental wellbeing: being mindful, learning, being active, giving and connecting. The firm invited all Morison KSi member firms to participate in a lunchtime walk, which was met with warm approval and were “joined” by firms in Ireland, Denmark, Germany, India, the United States, and as far away as Australia and New Zealand.

The walk took place on one of five days of activities organised by Kingston Smith, which also included free yoga sessions, contributing to a catalogue of learning inspiration, posting little messages of thanks to colleagues, and downing tools earlier than usual for a social get together.

Kingston Smith chose Mind in a staff vote to be their charity partner for 2018. Martin Muirhead, senior partner at Kingston Smith who heads the firm’s charity committee, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Mind on a range of activities: volunteering and fundraising. One in four of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year, so Mind offers a vital service.”

Throughout 2018, the firm has been fundraising for Mind, building their own awareness of mental health issues and sharing that knowledge with others.

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