This week is the KPMG Diversity week, 5 days celebrating diversity in the workplace. We have a number of diverse groups within the firm ranging from the religous, Jewish, Islamic and Christian societies, our LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender society called “Breathe”, KNOW, the “women’s” group which focuses on issues particularly facing women in the workplace and sponsored by a senior male Partner along with groups providing specific support for parents, disabled staff, working dads and those promoting a healthy work-life balance.
Today I hijacked the lunchtime session as, being Mental Health Awareness Week here in the UK, I felt that it should be the focus of our day today.
We had a lovely time talking to several people about mental health and hopefully encouraged a few more to talk openly and honestly about mental health issues.
Richard is our Workability facilitator in Birmingham and he is on a mission to promote diversity and disability awareness in our office.
We need people like Richard to fly our flag!