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the mentl awards 2023

Trailblazers and pioneers of mental health, inspiring individuals and initiatives, passionate people and purposeful projects were the heroes of “the mentl awards 2023“.

In a gala dinner on Friday November 10 at the St Regis Downtown in Dubai, ‘the mentl awards 2023′ recognise and applauded outstanding efforts in tackling the stigma of mental health and promoting cultures that enable people to thrive.

An independent jury, including international athletes, Paralympians, leading lights from the business world, clinicians and those leading the UAE government’s mental health mission, judged entries from across multiple industries.

MC Brandy Scott officiated the awards ceremony in a sell-out room of nearly 200 advocates of mental health.

Best caring for the carers
🎗️ Highly commended: NMC ProVita International Medical Center
🏆 Winner: Aster DM Healthcare

Outstanding mental health support in the retail sector
🏆 Winner: Chalhoub Group

Outstanding mental health in the event sector
🎗️ Highly commended: British Business Group Dubai and Northern Emirates (BBG)
🎗️ Highly commended: WORKSPACE Exhibition by dmg events
🏆 Winner: ASM Global (Asia Pacific, India & Middle East)

Most impactful financial literacy project
🎗️ Highly commended: KFI GLOBAL
🏆 Winner: Conscious Finance Coaching

Mental Health Hero 2023
🎗️ Highly commended: Jane Maiella RN, BSc SCPHNAldar Education
🏆 Winner: Dr. Saliha Afridi, PsyD of The LightHouse Arabia

Best mental health care in the creative industries
🎗️ Highly commended: Acorn Strategy & digitalfarm
🏆 Winner: Roar

Outstanding mental health initiative in sports, fitness, and wellness
🏆 Winner: ASICS EMEA

Outstanding contribution in healthcare to mental health
🎗️ Highly commended: Aldar Education
🏆 Winner: Cigna Healthcare Middle East & Africa

Best mental health program for the start-up & SME sector
🎗️ Highly commended: LIGHTBLUE
🏆 Winner: Nikki Steele Osborne

Best mental health care in human resources & recruitment
🎗️ Highly commended: Aldar Education
🏆 Winner: Elements Talent Consultancy

Most supportive technology company
🏆 Winner: LVL Wellbeing

Most innovative mental health tech
🏆 Winner: Stories

Outstanding mental health initiative in education
🎗️ Highly commended: Safa British School
🎗️ Highly commended: Jigna Stott & Ajman University
🏆 Winner: Aldar Education

Advocate of the Year
🏆 Winner: Heather Broderick

Best mental health care in professional services
🎗️ Highly commended: Deloitte Middle East
🏆 Winner: Acorn Strategy & digitalfarm

Best mental health project in life sciences
🏆 Winner: KJ Lavan & Brain Matrix Alliance

Best mental health care in a charity or non-profit
🏆 Winner: British Business Group Dubai and Northern Emirates (BBG)

Community impact by mental health professionals
🎗️ Highly commended: Sage Clinics
🏆 Winner: The LightHouse Arabia

Best mental health care in the mobility sector
🏆 Winner: OnStar by General Motors

Best mental health program for hospitality and tourism
🏆 Winner: Dubai Chefs Collective

Best mental health care in the legal profession
🎗️ Highly commended: Gateley Legal
🏆 Winner: Eversheds Sutherland

Best mental health support in PR and communications
🏆 Winner: Acorn Strategy & digitalfarm

Outstanding mental health for our front line heroes
🏆 Winner: Maya Bizri

Mental Health Heroes: Empathy in Leadership
🎗️ Highly commended: Tapan Vaidya, CEO of Papa Johns UAE, KSA and Jordan
🎗️ Highly commended: Iain Balfour of LIGHTBLUE
🏆 Winner: Sarah Siyani MCIPD of Aldar Education

Outstanding diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative
🏆 Winner: Siemens Energy

Outstanding mental health support in the energy industry
🏆 Winner: Siemens Energy

Mental Health Heroes: Overcoming Barriers
🎗️ Highly commended: Anna Marie Lopes
🏆 Winner: Adel AlFalasi