Marion has been shortlisted!
Posted: 21st Jul 2015
Marion Aslan has been shortlisted for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards
Remember back in April Marion was nominated for the National Diversity Awards.
Well Marion has now been shortlisted for this award!
Marion is the founder of Elemental Wellbeing a charity promoting positive mental health based in Coventry but working in an international arena. She has been a campaigner for person centered mental health care for 20 years and has published a wealth of articles and books on recovery. She is the initiator of THRIVE, a recovery approach used by many mental health organizations across the UK, America and Africa based upon her own experiences and other survivors she has worked with. She says;
“I am honoured to be shortlisted for this prestigious award and pleased that it will bring the concept of true recovery from mental health problems to a wider audience. It is important to aspire to more than just “living with mental health problems”. My message has always been about challenging the stigma and discrimination, disputing the labels and negative messages so often attached to mental distress, finding solutions to overcoming the difficulties and truly thriving”.
Charities and Role Models from across the UK will gather at the breath-taking Anglican Cathedral on September 18th 2015 for The National Diversity Awards. The Best of British Diversity will flock to Liverpool to celebrate the outstanding achievements of those who have demonstrated their devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion in today’s society. Over 20,000 nominations and votes were received this year, paying tribute to grass root communities nationwide.
The prestigious black tie event is definitely one to mark down on your calendar and provides recognition for excellence regardless of race, faith, religion, gender, identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and culture.
Microsoft will be just one of the brands supporting a Skyfall of diversity talent alongside Barclays, The Army, Financial Ombudsman Service, Liverpool City Council, Penna, Mouchel, MI5, PwC, Thought Works, and Transport for London and The Open University.
‘We understand the commercial relevance of diversity and are therefore proud to sponsor the National Diversity Awards as the spirit of these awards aligns with the way we do business. We would like to congratulate all of the nominees and winners this year and wish them every success.’
TV personality Brian Dowling also expressed his delight in returning to host the ceremony, He said:
‘I am so excited to host The National Diversity Awards again! I have witnessed the awards go from strength to strength since its formation and I am always truly taken back by the humbling and uplifting stories of all the nominees and award winners. I can’t wait to get on stage for what is sure to be another extraordinary evening!’
Designed to highlight the country’s most inspirational and selfless people, the NDA’s are supported by the likes of Brian Blessed, Adam Hills and Ade Adepitan amongst many. Comedian and actor Stephen Fry said;
‘Four years on and The National Diversity Awards are continuing to have a positive impact across the whole of the UK. The awards have grown, and with it, so has the vast array of unsung diversity heroes being recognised nationwide. It is crucial that we challenge discrimination head on, and the NDA’s unite those that dedicate their lives to the cause. Long may this continue’.
To view a full list of nominees please visit; www.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/2015-shortlist