Heineken UK has signed the Time To Change pledge – a public commitment to help end mental health stigma in the workplace.

The company will work with Time to Change to promote the physical, social and mental well-being of its 2,000 employees.

The brewer and pub owner has pledged to support its people through any illness – be that physical or mental – and has put training in place to ensure all managers are able to identify and support mental health issues.

It has also trained 30 “mental health champions” across six sites, who can be the first port of call for affected colleagues.

With physical well-being providing a huge bearing on mental health, Heineken has introduced a number of initiatives such as yoga classes, walking clubs and five-a-side football teams.

Heineken UK managing director David Forde said: “We believe strongly in enjoyment of life, which is why we have a well-being strategy. I want everyone who works for Heineken to be safe in the knowledge that whatever they are going through – physically or mentally – as an organisation, we are right behind them.”

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