Eastleigh company sign pledge to support staff’s mental health

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A COMPANY has pledged to support its employees’ mental health.

Ageas has signed an employer pledge with Time to Change run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. Its aim is to support people to open up to mental health problems.

By signing, Eastleigh-based Ageas is committing to change the way its staff think and act about mental health in the workplace.

Chief executive Andy Watson said: ‘Like all sizeable employers, a proportion of our staff will experience mental health issues.

‘We want to create an open and trusted environment, so that staff can feel comfortable about communicating with us about their mental health; and be confident that such a dialogue will continue with empathy and understanding, leading to appropriate help and support.’

Ageas joins more than 450 organisations that have signed up to the Time to Change pledge including British Gas and Transport for London.