Chartered accountants are offered mental health support, it was announced in August 2019.
This will be provided by the Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association (CABA) which already provides help in other areas to chartered accountants and their families.
Research indicated that accountants and students aged between 18 and 24 are particularly vulnerable. One in four think about quitting their jobs every day.
The service includes self-help materials provided by XenZone 24 hours a day, and evening Kooth sessions for peer-to-peer support.
Kooth was formed in 2004 and is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. The CABA commission is its first national contract. [19.08]