Greggs CEO Roger Whiteside

Greggs’ CEO Roger Whiteside

Greggs CEO Roger Whiteside has signed the Time to Change employer pledge as part of a long-term commitment to raise awareness about mental health in the workplace.

This comes as part of plans to provide the necessary resources and tools for Greggs staff.

“I am proud to sign the Time to Change employer pledge on behalf of everyone involved with Greggs,” said Whiteside.

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

This follows the introduction of Greggs’ health and wellbeing initiative Balanced You earlier this year. It encompasses healthy eating and drinking, positive mental wellbeing, good relationships, keeping active and physically well, and a healthy social life with good relationships.

Greggs people and retail director Roisin Currie added: “One in four people will experience a mental health issue and nine in 10 people with a mental health problem experience stigma and discrimination. With over 20,000 colleagues and millions of customers visiting our shops every week, it is our responsibility to do our bit and take action against the stigma and discrimination and help end the silence surrounding mental illness.”