SM&B are pleased to announce that we are now CALM accredited. Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide which is the UK’s biggest killer of men aged 18-45. This accreditation means there are now designated, trained Mental Health First-Aiders (MHFAs) in the firm who staff can speak to, in confidence if they are experiencing mental health issues. In addition, there is a helpline, online portal and web-chat service provided by CALM which is accessible by SM&B staff.
Mental health and wellbeing is of paramount importance to SM&B. We take the care of our team very seriously. Razi Mireskandari, SM&B Managing Partner, has said:
“Our staff are our greatest asset. Like any successful company, we thrive because we care about them. Joining CALM takes us one step closer to ensuring our people have all the support they need to live, work and succeed.”
Simon Gunning, CEO of CALM said:
“Through becoming a CALM Company, SM&B have shown they a positive working culture which supports its staff – something that is very important in all of our corporate partnerships. The SM&B team are living and breathing CALM in their workplace, and we’re very proud that the organisation has chosen to support CALM as it’s Charity of the Year.”
CALM also the firm’s Charity of the Year and will be the recipient of money raised through events and initiatives.
The firm’s fundraising team are holding events throughout the year, details of which we will share on Twitter (@smablaw). For more information about our approach to Social Responsibility, see here.