Alastair Campbell and David Potts to lead event championing retail workers’ wellbeing

by | Mar 10, 2021 | Community, News | 0 comments

Mental health advocate and former political aide Alastair Campbell is to headline a virtual event being run by retail industry charity retailTRUST to champion the health and wellbeing of retail workers.

retailTRUST has brought together top industry leaders to speak at the Championing the health of retail event on 10 and 11 May, including Morrison’s chief executive David Potts, ASOS’s CEO Nick Beighton and British Retail Consortium’s chief executive Helen Dickinson.

They will speak about the mental health pressures facing the UK’s more than four million retail workers following record demand for retailTRUST’s wellbeing and financial services over the last year, and the measures that can be taken to build hope, health and happiness for everyone working in the sector.

Registrations are now open for the free two-day event which will also feature Seasalt’s CEO Paul Hayes, John Lewis Partnership’s people director Jo Walmsley and Brewdog’s president and chief operating officer David McDowell among its speakers.

A range of panel sessions over the two days will look at the role of retailers in creating wellbeing; focusing on areas such as coping with uncertainty, managing money worries and providing social purpose, with Alastair Campbell stressing why employers need to drive openness around mental health.

More than 1,000 employees from over 200 companies attended last year’s digital event run by retailTRUST to support the four in four people who will experience a setback or difficult life event that will affect their mental and physical wellbeing.

Chris Brook-Carter, chief executive of retailTRUST, said: “Retail is the country’s biggest private sector employer and its people are our greatest asset. It has never been more important for the industry to come together in this way to understand how we can really look after and protect our colleagues.

“As a charity we have responded to an incredible demand for our services since the start of the pandemic and it is clear that the retail sector now has a huge role to play in building hope, health and happiness as we move out of this crisis, which is what this event will focus on.

“One in four UK adults experiences a mental health problem at some point in their lifetime but four in four,  so every single one of us, will experience a major setback or life event that can affect our mental and physical wellbeing. This is why retailTRUST stands #forthefour.”

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