Tulip has announced its new charity partner for 2018-2020 as Mind, the leading mental health charity in England and Wales.
The company has committed to raising £40,000 over the two-year relationship through fundraising and activities, with all Tulip sites across the UK taking part.
To kick off the partnership, Tulip signed an Employer Pledge Action Plan. Drawn up with Mind and support group Rethink Mental Illness, the plan outlines clear actions to help tackle and raise awareness of mental health problems within the business, including training for and recruitment of ‘Mental Health First Aiders’.
In addition, the business began awareness training for line managers and updated Tulip’s ‘Equipped for Life’ programme to include advice on enhancing staff morale and mental health and well-being programmes.
Rachel Baldwin, vice-president of human resources at Tulip, said: “Everybody who works at Tulip is part of our family. We have a responsibility to ensure our family has the support they need when they or their own family members are affected by mental health problems.
“The partnership and our subsequent pledge is our commitment to look after the mental well-being of our employees. We’re keen to work with Mind to enhance our understanding of mental health and to ensure that our business is properly equipped to offer the necessary support when our employees need it most.”
Kathleen Miles, head of fundraising at Mind, added: “We are hugely grateful to Tulip for selecting Mind as their charity partner and helping to ensure that we can support the one in four people who experience a mental health problem in any given year.”
Pictured: Rachel Baldwin, Tulip’s vice-president of human resources; and Steve Francis, Tulip’s chief executive