Richie Perera, the esteemed founder of Mental Health and Life, is a visionary author and thought leader dedicated to normalising conversations around mental health in homes, schools, and workplaces. His book, "Managing People in the New Normal," encapsulates principles centred around mental health and well-being.
Richie’s commitment to excellence in HR and people management has been recognised globally, earning him the Investors in People Manager of the Year 2018. With 15 years of experience as an award-winning Company Director and Business Consultant, his insights have shaped industries, as highlighted by his role as an Expert Industry Consultant at Guidepoint Global and features in notable platforms like The Apprentice, Eden Project, and Business Matters Magazine.
At the helm of the International Business Excellence Awards (IBX) in Dubai, Richie’s leadership and expertise shine. His focus on HR and workplace well-being is evident in his advisory on Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) implementation and integration within organisational frameworks, ensuring both profitability and employee wellness.
Beyond his professional accolades, Richie‘s genuine empathy drives his mission. Having navigated mixed depression and anxiety disorder, his personal journey fuels his commitment to fostering healthy mental spaces in the workplace and beyond. This profound understanding and dedication are the cornerstones of Mental Health and Life, reflecting Richie’s belief in the transformative power of addressing mental health comprehensively.