Westgrove Pledges Support For Mental Health

The Westgrove Group pledges it’s support for Mental Health Awareness Week. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, this year the theme is ‘Movement: Moving more for our mental health’.

Regular physical activity is known to improve mental health, quality of life and wellbeing – working with Mind Over Mountains we offer all our colleagues the opportunity to attend their walking events and retreats to support their mental health and encourage spending time in the outdoors. 

This week, we’re taking this opportunity to talk about Mental Health and start the conversation. We’re providing our colleagues with a Mental Health Toolkit and want them to know that if they are struggling there are lots of ways they can reach out for support.

Mental Health Toolkit

We have Mental Health First Aiders in the business and all Colleagues are offered Mental Health Awareness training via our e-leaning programme.

Through our partnership with the Retail Trust, our colleagues have access to free and completely confidential advice and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and access to the Retail Trust wellbeing portal where they can create their own personalised wellbeing toolkit.

We provide our colleagues with free access to Mind Over Mountains, the well-being and mental health charity who run outdoor therapeutic events throughout the year.  Mind Over Mountains believe that time in nature, coupled with professional support is a powerful way to build resilience, talk without pressure and find stillness; restoring mental health, naturally.

If you are struggling with your mental health, we urge you to take the first step and reach out.

The Mental Health Foundation provide a list of charities and organisations that offer help and support directly to people with mental health problems – Click here.