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Business News of Friday, 12 November 2021

Source: www.sunnewsonline.com

UBA Foundation sensitises staff, customers on mental health

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In line with its commitment towards giving back and impacting lives, UBA Foundation has kicked-off a week-long series of activities aimed at promoting mental health awareness for staff and customers starting with a panel session on Wellness at the Workplace.

While studies revealed that over 19 percent of adults struggle with their mental health every year, a majority of those affected are reluctant to speak-out and seek help for fear of stigmatisation, UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the bank, through the panel discussion, sought to address the challenges that individuals are facing and how it has now become important to create consciousness and prioritise the general well-being of employees and clients.

UBA’s Group Managing Director, Kennedy Uzoka, delivered a goodwill message at the event, emphasising the importance of wellness and mental health. He stressed the need for more organisations to ensure that the mental health of their staff and families are taken more seriously.

He said: “UBA has always engaged in a lot of ground-breaking initiatives and the issue of mental health is important to us. We have found that people do not want to talk about mental health because they think it is bad but the truth is that you can only get good productive people when challenges like these are addressed and I am so happy that this has commenced here."