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Nestlé UK & Ireland announces charity partnership with Mind

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Nestlé in the UK & Ireland is supporting Mind, the mental health charity, as its official charity of the year.

Nestlé employees, who have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for previous charity partners, voted to support Mind for 2020 to help in the charity’s efforts to provide support and advice for anyone experiencing mental health problems.

Dealing with mental health in the workplace is a priority for Nestlé and, in 2019, the company signed up to the ‘Time to Change’ employer pledge. Time to Change is led by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and the pledge is a public commitment to change the way we think and act about mental health in the workplace.

Additionally, Nestlé now has around 180 Mental Health First Aiders, who are trained individuals acting as a first point of contact for those that need mental health support in the workplace, accredited by Mental Health England.

Mind helps the one in four people in England and Wales who experience a mental health problem every year. The money raised will fund the charity’s vital work including the Mind Infoline, advice services, as well as the campaigning Mind does across the UK.

June Clark, Health and Wellbeing Manager for Nestlé UK & Ireland, said: “We are thrilled to be announcing our partnership with Mind because we really believe in their cause. Knowing that funds will be used to improve the lives of people living with mental health problems throughout the UK and Ireland gives us loads of motivation to raise as much money as we can. Mental health has always been a priority for us, and we’re excited to be able to support that further with this collaboration.”

Emma Ihsan, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Mind, said: “We are so delighted that Nestlé’s employees have chosen Mind as their charity of the year. The money raised will go a long way towards helping us support anyone with a mental health problem. It’s also good to see Nestlé making the mental health of its employees a priority, taking the kinds of steps all employers should take to look after the wellbeing of their workforce.”

Mental health is in focus now more than ever before and the COVID-19 pandemic will have an impact on the mental health of millions of people, especially those who were already struggling. Mind has developed a suite of resources to support people through the COVID-19 pandemic and the money raised by Nestlé employees will help to make sure Mind is there with information and support services in communities across the UK.

 

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Editors notes:

  • For more information, please contact the Nestlé UK press office at [email protected] or call us on 020 8667 6005.
  • Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company. With more than 2000 brands ranging from global icons to local favourites, we are present in 191 countries around the world.
  • For news and updates follow the team at www.nestle.co.uk
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About Mind:

  • We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect www.mind.org.uk
  • Please note that Mind is not an acronym and should be set in title case.
  • Mind has a confidential information and support line, Mind Infoline, available on 0300 123 3393 (lines open 9am-6pm, Monday-Friday).
  • Contact Mind’s Media Team for interviews or further information on 0208 522 1743. For out of hours support, call 07850 788 514 or email [email protected]
  • To access to a range of free images to accompany mental health news stories, visit: www.time-to-change.org.uk/getthepicture. These images have been developed by Time to Change, a campaign to change how we all think and act about mental health problems. Time to Change is led by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and funded by the Department of Health, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund.