Aldi partners with Mental Health UK to support employee mental health

Retailer Aldi is partnering with Mental Health UK to increase the wellbeing support for its 33,000 employees across the UK.

The two-year partnership, announced ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week, will see the launch of practical tools and guides that offer mental health support to employees and their families.

It also aims to change employees’ perception of mental health and provide them with the confidence to have open conversations about mental wellbeing.

In the UK, Aldi’s wellbeing strategy also gives employees access to counselling, wellbeing coaching, financial wellbeing support and an online wellbeing platform that offers 24/7 support.

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Sophie Smith, human resources director at Aldi, said: “It has never been more important to protect our mental health and support others as we navigate these uncertain times.

“Mental health is important for everyone, but with one in four of us experiencing a mental health problem, we know that many of our colleagues are likely to be impacted in some way. Our partnership will help us to do even more to tackle the stigma that still exists with mental health, and to bring even more support and guidance to our amazing colleagues across our stores, distribution network and head offices.”