Aldi is the UK’s 5th largest supermarket chain with 975 stores. They believe all people, wherever they live should have the opportunity to buy everyday groceries of the highest quality at the lowest possible price. Aldi was keen to work with a charity partner to help them support their people and promote better mental health in their workplace.

155,000 employees

Retail sector

6,520 stores across 11 countries

It has never been more important to protect our mental health and support others. Our partnership will help us to do even more to tackle the stigma that still exists with mental health, and to bring even more support and guidance to our amazing colleagues across our stores, distribution network and head offices.

Richard Shuttleworth, HR Director

Since we partnered in 2020, Aldi have been wanted to make mental wellbeing part of their everyday conversations at work. Throughout our two-year partnership we’ve been creating a range of practical tools and guides to help support Aldi’s 33,000 colleagues and their families, look after their mental health. The partnership complements Aldi’s existing Wellness Programme, which includes counselling, wellness coaching, financial wellbeing support, an online wellbeing platform and a 24/7 confidential helpline provided by retailTRUST.

What they're doing

  • National fundraising events to raise money for our charity

  • Developed a full mental health strategy, as part of their Corporate Responsibility

  • Circulating mental health advice and information to colleagues via their internal intranet system

What we're doing

  • Support with development of Aldi's organisational commitment to mental health

  • Develop e-learning resources for use across Aldi business

  • Provide Aldi with bespoke recommendations on how to improve its mental health support offering.

  • Attendance at Aldi's health and wellbeing events nationally

  • Providing resources and support throughout the year for key awareness dates and events

  • Development of bespoke content on a range of different topics related to mental health for Aldi’s intranet

  • Delivering of information, content and tools that can be implemented and shared with Aldi colleagues

Work with us

Mental Health UK work with a variety of orgnisations across sectors including retail, construction and finance. Wherever you are on your journey toward supporting better mental health, we have the tools to help you.