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Tulip commits to tackling mental health

Tulip Ltd has made a firm commitment to create a mentally healthy workplace where everyone feels valued and supported.

CEO Steve Francis and VP HR Rachel Baldwin have signed an Employer Pledge Action Plan, drawn up with our headline charity Mind and support group Rethink Mental Illness.

The signing came during Mental Health Awareness Week, during which Tulip was actively promoting how employees can seek support, and sees the business is setting out clear actions to help tackle and raise awareness of mental health problems.

VP HR, Rachel Baldwin, said: “The pledge is our commitment to look after the mental well-being of our employees,” said Rachel. “We have taken some important initial steps by arranging the training and recruitment of Mental Health First Aiders and we are keen for other Tulip sites to follow the initiative already set by Coalville and Ashton. We want to encourage more people to talk about mental health issues, to share information and gain more knowledge about the subject.”

Other initiatives include awareness training for line managers and updating Tulip’s Equipped for Life programme to include advice on enhancing staff morale and mental health and well-being programmes.

“I think we have made a great start at raising awareness of mental ill health,” said Steve Francis. “Mental Health Awareness Week has made us mindful of the fact that we need to create a more supportive framework for better mental health. I’m convinced that our signing of the Employer Pledge Action Plan is an important step along this road.”

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