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Announcing MindForward Alliance UK

Announcing MindForward Alliance UK
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The City Mental Health Alliance UK changes name to MindForward Alliance UK.

Today marks a new era for the City Mental Health Alliance UK (CMHA), as it changes its name to MindForward Alliance UK.   

The Alliance was founded by a group of brave business leaders in London’s Square Mile over a decade ago, with the objective of bringing businesses together to challeng e stigma and increas e mental health awareness in City businesses. Since then,  the collaborative Alliance has grown in terms of geography, scope of activity,  and impact. This has included:  

  • Introducing  a workplace membership programme to support businesses to build mentally healthy workplaces – not just in the City , but for the UK   
  • Launching an evidence-based Workplace Mental Health Benchmarking Assessment   
  • Sharing pioneering workplace mental health guidance and resources widely with all workplaces  
  • Founding the Thriving From The Start Network – a free mental health network for young professionals    
  • Building a global training division for workplace mental health  
  • Establishing a presence and offering workplace programmes across the world, including in Hong Kong, Australia/New Zealand, Singapore, India and Portugal – many of which launched as the MindForward Alliance brand    

The name change brings the UK chapter in line with the brand name of the organisation’s international operations.  

Alison Unsted,  CEO of Mindforward Alliance explains, “The City Mental Health Alliance has come a long way since 2012, fuelled by the passion and purpose of our member businesses. Our UK membership network extends well beyond the “City ”, to across the country, and  we have a growing international MindForward Alliance footprint. We  believe the time is right to now align our name in the UK with our international brand. It is exciting, because this name change reflects how our Alliance is now operating:  as one collaborative, powerful organisation with a global outlook, which has a growing number of regional chapters around the world. Each chapter, including MindForward Alliance UK, has specialist knowledge to address the unique needs of people and businesses in the local market.”   

“While our name has changed in the UK, our purpose has not. MindForward Alliance UK will continue to bring members together to share good practice, while offering the evidence-based tools, workplace training and strategic guidance to help organisations to build mentally healthy workplaces so that their people and their business can thrive.”  

To find out more about UK membership, read here .  

To find out about changes to MindForward Alliance leadership, read here