Konica Minolta speak out in support of Mental Health

| 18. Sep 2018

Konica Minolta speak out in support of Mental Health

Konica Minolta employees vote for change in mental health by collaborating with Mind.


Konica Minolta is delighted to announce a new charity partnership with Mind, the mental health charity that provides support to those experiencing mental health problems, and campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.


People often do not get the help they need, whether in work or outside of work: It is estimated that only 25% of people(1) with mental health problems receive support each year. Konica Minolta chose Mind as mental health and wellbeing is a subject that is close to its heart. By partnering with Mind, the company looks to take on the challenge of reducing the stigma surrounding mental health in both business and society. The new partnership aligns with Konica Minolta’s core values of openness, honesty and accountability and its vision of being a company that is vital to society.


“With one in four people(2) experiencing mental health problems within any given year, Konica Minolta has recognised the importance of not just talking but driving change and action in a meaningful way and supporting our employees in a sustainable way. We see this partnership as instrumental in driving these lines”, said Neil Dingley, Managing Director of Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Limited.”


Mind is also delighted with the partnership and Konica Minolta’s support. Kathleen Miles, Director of Fundraising at Mind, added: “We are hugely grateful to Konica Minolta for choosing to partner with Mind and for helping to ensure that we can support the one in four people who experience a mental health problem in any given year. Money raised over the course of this partnership will allow us to continue to be there for people who need it, when they need it the most and to fight to make sure that everyone with a mental health problem gets the support and respect they deserve.”


An innovative company, Konica Minolta is transforming its business and helping its customers and staff to adapt to the changing world of work with its digital workplace, IT and AI technologies and services, and its community support. This transformational change can sometimes lead to stress and uncertainty so the company ensures that with every change it values its people and provide adequate support to staff to help them to adapt to the changes. The business believes passionately in employee wellbeing and in providing a healthy work environment where people can grow and flourish - in February 2018, Konica Minolta was recognised as one of the UK’s top employers by the prestigious Top Employers Institute(3).


Further, the company is committed to CSR and is focusing on promoting and developing three main pillars: Charity partnerships, Governance and Environment, and wellbeing and Inclusion. Its charity committee has been established since 2015 and includes a group of dedicated volunteers who support charity partners and drive change.
 

Notes: 
1. "How Mental Illness Loses Out in the NHS", by the Mental Health Policy.
2. Adult psychiatric morbidity in England, 2007: results of a household survey, The NHS Information Centre for health and social care.
3. Konica Minolta recognised as one of the Top UK Employers, press release, Konica Business Solutions (UK) Ltd.

For further information, please contact:

Keith Hau 
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd 
Phone: +44 (0)7714221751
Email:  press@konicaminolta.co.uk