Published: 20/06/2018 19:00 - Updated: 14/06/2018 14:10

Builders support work of Mikeysline charity

Written byNeil MacPhail

 

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Hive project manager Stephen Reid (front) with Robertson staff and the reusable water bottles.

Construction giant Robertson has pledged support for Inverness-based charity Mikeysline, which helps people experiencing mental health issues.

Robertson is selling reusable water bottles to its employees, subcontractors and wider supply chain, with 100 per cent of the money raised being donated to Mikeysline, which runs a Text to Talk support hotline and The Hive Centre.

A group of local Robertson employees will also carry out improvement work at the Inverness premises of Mikeysline, as well as taking part in awareness raising and fundraising activities at several of their sites.

In return, Mikeysline carried out "tool box talks" with the site teams during Mental Health Awareness Week and will be attending Curry and Chat, a stress awareness raising event Robertson is hosting for 40 local staff and sub-contractor employees.

Frank Reid, managing director, Robertson Northern said: "It’s really important to Robertson that we are an open and supportive company that recognises and discusses mental health among our employees.

"Supporting Mikeysline is one of many things we are doing to demonstrate our commitment to mental health awareness.

"Across Robertson, we will be hosting mental health awareness sessions for business leaders and managers as well as training dedicated mental health first aiders this year.

"We also have ‘BeSupported’, a 24/7 support line for any employee or family members suffering with mental health issues."

Mikeysline and the Hive Project founder, Ron Williamson, is delighted to have an organisation the size of Robertson as a supporter. He said: "Having companies such as Robertson on board and taking an interest in the work of our charity really spurs us on.

"It’s vital that mental health issues in the workplace are recognised. By adopting Mikeysline and The Hive drop in centre as the chosen charity here in the Highlands, Robertson is demonstrating its commitment to the wellbeing of their employees and the community. We can’t thank them enough."

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