Our first Workplace Wellbeing Event in June was attended by staff, clients and local stakeholders.

KKB is fully committed to supporting and enhancing the health and wellbeing of its staff and the event held at our offices in Kent was an opportunity to inform and educate our staff and other stakeholders of our policies to

To facilitate our endeavours, we have become members of Medway Council’s Mental Health Welfare Programme which provides guidance and support in addressing workplace health needs such as: Managing employee absence, stopping smoking, mental wellbeing and stress, alcohol and substance misuse, healthy eating, physical activity and active travel. So far we have achieved a Silver Award under the Scheme.

The event featured presentations from:

Cohesion Plus – a local organisation dedicated to promoting positive community relations in Kent by bringing communities together through arts, public education and sporting activity

Mental Health UK – nationwide body whose aim is to increase awareness knowledge and understanding on how to protect and maintain mental health and deliver programmes that support people with complex mental health needs through four founding charities.

Medway Council – representatives of the Council’s Public Health team ecplaoned the benefits and features of its Healthy Workplace Programme which is supported over 185 local Medway businesses with staff health and wellbeing initiatives reaching approximately 45,000 employees

Finally there was a very moving and emotional presentation from Gurjit Shokar about the experience of losing his brother Amarjit Singh Shokar to suicide. Gurjit has been advocating for more work to be done to raise awareness of suicide prevention especially within ethnic minority communities where there is still a taboo around mental health.

The event was attended by a number of existing and prospective clients including Skanska, National Highways (Lower Thames Crossing) and Tarmac.