Men Tell Health, a local organisation devoted to men and mental health based in Teesside, have been shortlisted for the Community Organisation Award
(Gender) at the National Diversity Awards 2017 .
Their success in reaching this point comes from over 22,000 nominations and votes which were received this year, paying tribute to grass root communities nationwide.
Charitable organisations and role models from across the UK will gather at the breathtaking Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool on September 8th 2017 for the
UK’s largest celebration of diversity.
The prestigious black tie event provides recognition for excellence regardless of race, faith, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and culture.
Gary Pollard, Men Tell Health’s Chief Executive, said “We are absolutely delighted and honoured to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award. For a small organisation like ours, it’s incredibly humbling to have been recognised at a national level for the work we do across Tees Valley to reduce male suicide and help men talk about their own mental health.”
Men Tell Health joins fellow north-east nominees South Tyneside Against Bullying who are nominated in the Community Organisation (Age).
These local nominees, plus the best of British diversity, will travel to Liverpool to showcase the outstanding achievements of those who have demonstrated their devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in today’s society.
Microsoft will be just one of the brands supporting a skyfall of diverse talent alongside joint Headline Sponsors, Direct Line Group.
Paul Geddes, CEO, Direct Line Group said “We know that having a diverse workforce not only brings in more talent, it increases the variety of thinking, enabling us to have a better understanding of our customers’ needs in an ever-changing Britain.”
“The momentum is gathering pace” he continued “but there is more all businesses can do to pave the way for change. We are therefore honoured to be sponsoring the National Diversity Awards to celebrate the success of role models, businesses and organisations who are leading the way to true diversity and inclusion in our society.”
Designed to highlight the country’s most inspirational and selfless people, the NDA’s are supported by the likes of Stephen Fry, Adam Hills and Sir Lenny Henry amongst many.
TV Presenter Graham Norton Said “Promoting and celebrating diversity is close to my heart which is why I am thrilled to support The National Diversity Awards! I want to wish all of this year’s shortlisted nominees the best of luck for the ceremony, you all deserve to win!’’
Paul Sesay, Founder and CEO of The National Diversity Awards said “I am so proud to be able to witness the journeys of some of the most inspiring role models this country has to offer. Each year I am overwhelmed with the quality and quantity of nominations, and those shortlisted should know how privileged I am to share your stories with the na on. You are all winners and I can’t wait to meet you at the ceremony.”
To view a full list of nominees please visit www.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/shortlist