Saeed Atcha, CEO of Xplode Magazine has been appointed to the advisory council of the CareTech Foundation along with Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP.
The CareTech Foundation is the charitable foundation of CareTech Plc that provides social care services in the UK.
The CareTech Foundation has created a new Advisory Council and has multi-million pound partnerships with Barnardo’s, the British Asian Trust and Skills for Care.
The Advisory Council will contribute to delivering high quality programmes that deliver meaningful impact to communities in need in the UK and overseas.
Saeed Atcha said: “Last year, I wrote publicly for the first time about my own mental health issues.
“I know how lucky I am in so many ways. But, as I wrote in that article, buried beneath the awards, holidays, travelling, meetings, and life looking good, depression and anxiety worry me almost all the time.
“I’m high functioning and powerful in the day job but in my job of keeping my mental health well, I can feel powerless.
“Something I rarely share is that I grew up in and out of care and faced many difficulties.
“I hope that my own experiences can be of benefit to others facing similar challenges.
“I am therefore delighted to have been invited to join the Advisory Council of the CareTech Foundation, which is playing such an important role in combatting some of the biggest challenges facing society.”
Jonathan Freeman, CEO of the CareTech Foundation, said:
“Baroness Tanni, Rosena and Saeed all have one thing in common; they are passionate about caring for people.
“Whether it be in their local communities, nationally across the UK or in disadvantaged parts of the world. In Parliament, both Baroness Tanni and Rosena have consistently stood up for the disabled and disadvantaged, whilst Saeed has done terrific work in Greater Manchester and nationally in increasing opportunities for young people. The different experiences and skills these appointments bring to the table are priceless to the Foundation and we are very excited to be working with Tanni, Rosena and Saeed.”