Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside is raising awareness of mental health in the workplace by signing the Time to Change Employer Pledge.

Whiteside was keen to demonstrate Greggs’ long-term commitment to breaking the silence of mental health in the workplace and, by signing the pledge, he will be put in place three foundations across the chain:

  • Raising awareness around the importance of mental health and wellbeing at work
  • Championing the issue by providing the resources and tools for all colleagues
  • Helping break the culture of silence around mental health.

Whiteside said he was 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,” Whiteside said. “This pledge is extremely important to us and has dedicated focus at the highest level of the business.”

McVitie’s owner Pladis also signed the Time to Change pledge in May 2017 to commit the changing attitudes to mental health in the workplace.

Earlier this year, Greggs launched its health and wellbeing initiative, Balanced You, which covers healthy eating and drinking, keeping active, a healthy social life and good relationships and positive mental wellbeing.