Organised by mental health charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, Thursday 4th February marked national Time to Talk Day which aims to remove stigma and encourage people to talk openly around mental health.
As part of our commitment to Mind to raise £20,000 and greater awareness of mental health in 2016, staff from across the business came together to head to Wimbledon Station on Time to Talk Day.
Armed with collection buckets and signboards, we managed to collect £808 thanks to the generosity of local residents and workers. We also handed out leaflets explaining some top tips on how to mark Time to Talk Day and get people talking about mental wellbeing.
Back in the office, staff came down in the afternoon to have some cake and take part in a mental wellbeing quiz which sparked lots of good discussion, all helping to create a very productive Time to Talk Day.
Benjamin Murray, Charity Chair and Head of Marketing at Peldon Rose comments:
“Peldon Rose has long been associated with championing wellbeing in the workplace and mental wellbeing is a critical area on which companies should focus. By investing in your workforce you will boost employee wellbeing and this, in turn, will boost the fortunes of business.”
“We are very proud to be working with Mind as our charity partner for 2016 and would like to say a big thank you to the residents and workers in Wimbledon who stopped to talk with us about mental wellbeing and for their very generous donations. It was touching how many people stopped to share stories with us and helped break down the stigma which is sadly too often attached to mental health.”
Sarah Fox, Corporate Partnerships Officer at Mind, comments:
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Peldon Rose for taking the time out to participate in collections for Mind, and for raising vital awareness of mental health. Money raised will fund our vital work including the Mind Infoline, our advice services and the campaigning Mind does to secure a better deal for the one in four people who experience a mental health problem every year.”
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