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Mental health and wellbeing

There is now a far greater understanding that we should look after our mental health in the same way that we care for our physical health.

Mental health can fluctuate from good to poor throughout a lifetime and we can all take actions to improve our mental wellbeing. ICAEW works with caba to promote the mental health of chartered accountants and their families producing articles, guides, webinars, videos and events.
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Talking about mental health

Mental health awareness: support yourself and your family, team and clients

  • Webinar
Discover how to have more valuable conversations around mental health with this on-demand webinar. Marcelina Sawicka, Mental Wellbeing Practitioner at Bupa discusses what ‘good’ mental health looks like, and describes the signs and symptoms to look for to identify poor mental health in yourself and others.
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Taking care of yourself as a business owner

  • Article
Business owners often overlook one critical element of driving success – looking after their mental health. The pandemic created a culture of all work and no play for many small businesses. World Mental Health Day provides an opportunity to reflect on how we can take care of ourselves and our businesses.
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Stressed accountants too busy to seek mental health support

  • Article
  • ICAEW Insights
A caba survey in 2022 found that eight out of 10 respondents said stress and poor mental health are a problem within the accountancy profession. Are we facing a mental health pandemic?
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Richard Ratcliffe, qualified as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant in 2012 and works for BDO. He received ICAEW’s Outstanding Achievement Award for 2023 in recognition of his "exceptional commitment, sacrifice and resilience during his political campaign".

Unyielding determination: Richard Ratcliffe

  • Webinar
  • 10 Oct 2023
  • Diversity and Inclusion Community
Richard Ratcliffe, husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, speaks about the mental anguish caused by his wife's imprisonment and being given a second chance to live a normal life.
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Need further help and support?

Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 is raising awareness of the impact of anxiety on our wellbeing and the practical steps we can take to address it.

The NHS also has a range of services and resources that can be called upon in times of crisis.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 NHS Mental Health hub