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Jules Chappell, CEO of Kokoro: championing mental health


Jules Chappell, CEO of Kokoro: championing mental health as the foundation for a safer, kinder and more productive world.


The CEO of Kokoro, Jules Chappell, talks about their strategic work connecting, scaling and championing support of mental health.


By 2035, they want to see global momentum behind a shared understanding of what a mentally healthy world looks like. Leaders will have the evidence for how positive mental health contributes to our individual, collective and planetary health, and will be taking action against agreed targets and milestones.


This episode is for anyone who’s keen on learning more about mental health, discovering a network of funders in this area, and understanding some of the key ways to get involved and make a difference.


About Jules Chappell


Jules is CEO of Kokoro, a not-for-profit founded by Natasha Müller, which champions mental health as the foundation for a safer, kinder and more productive world. Kokoro runs the Future Mental Health Collective (a global peer to peer network for private funders who include mental health in their giving), and supports initiatives such as www.cop2.org, which focuses on the intersection between mental health and the climate crisis.


Formerly, Jules was CEO of London & Partners Events; Managing Director at London & Partners, London’s international trade, investment and promotional agency; and Partner at communications consultancy, Hawthorn Advisors. She started her career as a UK diplomat, serving in Jordan, Iraq, the USA and Ethiopia. She was the UK's Ambassador to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador from 2009-2012. In 2016, Jules was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and in 2017, she was made an Honorary Group Captain with the Royal Air Force's 601 Squadron.


Jules currently sits on the Board of Climate Cares at Imperial College London, PhaseSpace, which uses VR to help reduce stress and anxiety, and L'Oréal's Climate Emergency Fund. She also advises the Women of the Future Programme, Apolitical, the Unsung Foundation and the NFL UK Foundation.



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