Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 2017-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Roger Whiteside, chief executive at Greggs has taken the first step to break the silence around mental health by signing the Time to Change Employer Pledge.
By putting pen to paper on the pledge, Roger is keen to illustrate Greggs long-term commitment to raising awareness about mental health problems and putting in place the foundations to:
• raise awareness around the importance of mental health and wellbeing at work
• champion the issue by providing the resources and tools for all colleagues
• help break the culture of silence around mental health
Roger said: “I am proud to sign the Time to Change Employer Pledge on behalf of everyone involved with Greggs. The health and wellbeing of all of our colleagues is of the utmost importance to us and is a key feature of our business plan which aims to have a positive impact on people’s lives. This pledge is extremely important to us and has dedicated focus at the highest level of the business.”
Earlier this year, Greggs launched its health and wellbeing initiative, Balanced You, which covers four key areas: healthy eating and drinking, keeping active and physically well, healthy social life and good relationships and positive mental wellbeing.
Roisin Currie, people and retail director at Greggs said: “One in four people will experience a mental health issue and nine in 10 people with a mental health problem experience stigma and discrimination. With over 20,000 colleagues and millions of customers visiting our shops every week, it is our responsibility to do our bit and take action against the stigma and discrimination and help end the silence surrounding mental illness.”