Apex UK invests in its staff by holding a contract with Westmeria Counselling Services to provide counselling support and communication sessions to all staff on a regular basis. Westmeria Counselling services hold its roots with Westmeria Healthcare Ltd, now APEX UK, where the MD joined forces with Sue Doughty to begin a service allowing access to low cost counselling in the community. This has been hugely successful and the charity relies on the support of companies such as Apex to continue their good work. It is important to Apex to support a local charity where we hold several community based contracts. Giving back and paying forward forms part of our values and ethos and mirrors the values of the counselling service. The connection between Apex providing a service to help with physical health to our clients and the Counselling Service helping people with mental health issues is fast addressing and closing the stigma and divide between the two. The staff of Apex support the counselling service by attending the fundraising events and showing a general interest and passion in Westmeria Counselling Services.