G4S Raises Awareness and Funds During Mental Health Awareness Month

Launched the Campaign to Change Direction to 45,000 U.S. Employees

Milwaukee, Wis., May 31, 2018 — During Mental Health Awareness Month, G4S Secure Solutions (USA) employees based in Wisconsin raised $1,100 to benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) during their annual NAMIWalks Greater Milwaukee event. G4S began their involvement with NAMI in 2017, raising $3,300. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Because of their involvement with NAMI, the G4S team in Wisconsin was selected by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to travel to Washington, D.C. to attend SAMHSA’s national conference on mental health and veterans in the workplace.

We felt that participating in NAMIWalks was the perfect way for us to engage our employees, give back to the community and be a proactive community leader in public safety. NAMIWalks is a great opportunity to raise funds for a great cause while also raising awareness for mental health.
Garan Chivinski, G4S Wisconsin Human Resources Manager

The G4S Wisconsin team also sponsored a “Behavioral Health Challenges in the Workplace” seminar featuring NAMI experts and hosted by the Greater Milwaukee Chapter of ASIS International and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Experts from the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Police Department and Wisconsin Department of Corrections shared best practices on how to engage with persons in a mental health crisis that protects all involved. More than 65 senior security managers and business leaders attended the event.

G4S also launched The Campaign to Change Direction to 45,000 U.S. employees in May. The Campaign to Change Direction works to transform the culture and break the negative stigma surrounding mental health. G4S is committed to supporting a healthy workplace that promotes open communication and encourages its employees to take the pledge to know the Five Signs of Emotional Suffering.