Grow­ing men­tal health aware­ness

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(Lr): Branston staff mem­bers Ian Wait, Mar­tin Stanier, Lisa Fraser-Ash­ton, Si­mon Telfer and John Grif­fin Perthshire-based potato sup­plier Branston has cho­sen Sup­port in Mind Scot­land as its char­ity of the year for 2018.

In ad­di­tion to char­ity fundrais­ing, Branston is in­tro­duc­ing‘men­tal health sup­port­ers’at all its UK sites this year.

These vol­un­teers are re­ceiv­ing spe­cial train­ing and are be­ing pro­vided with re­sources to en­able them to help any staff who want sup­port or ad­vice re­lated to any as­pects of men­tal health.

Kevin Im­rie, gen­eral man­ager at Branston’s Aber­nethy site, said:“Our staff are the heart of the busi­ness and so their hap­pi­ness and well-be­ing is a top pri­or­ity.

“We have pre­vi­ously raised thou­sands for char­i­ta­ble causes in our lo­cal area and are re­ally proud of the dif­fer­ence our amazing team has made to the com­mu­nity.”

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