Pizza Hut Restaurants

Pizza Hut Restaurants (PHR) are among the first names you think about when it comes to eating out with family and friends. Known throughout the country, they are synonymous with great pizza and fun with loved ones. They have paved the way for both their customers and staff to be more aware and talk frankly about mental health, engaging their 800+ colleagues across 150+ restaurants to support our vital work.

800+ employees

Hospitality sector

Over 150 UK  restaurants

“When partnering with a charity, we felt it’s really important that our values and philosophies align. We are very much a ‘front to back’ company - we know that our people are what drive our business, and we have worked hard to craft an environment in which to feel happy and supported. We felt that the Mental Health UK group of charities fitted really well – they are totally focused on the wellbeing of every person they work with."

Pizza Hut Restaurants wanted to improve the awareness and profile of mental health both internally and with customers in a fun and engaging way. Using a blend of fundraising activities and initiatives, they were keen to implement concepts like Charity Champions in restaurants as a way to encourage people to be more open and understanding about mental health whilst simultaneously raising money to support Mental Health UK. As one of the most well-known companies in the hospitality sector, Pizza Hut Restaurants put a real flag in the ground and made a statement to the sector that mental health is something that needs to be talked about more.


What they're doing

  • Launched internal wellness programme for colleagues

  • Provided educational resources about mental health to colleagues

  • Raised money for us through fundraising events

  • Funded services including a Christmas lunch for our service users

What we're doing

  • Assisted in creation and production of fundraising events

  • Provided information and resources on mental health topics

  • Supported in implementing Charity Champions concept

  • Created educational resources for staff


February 2023

Pizza Hut Restaurants have now raised over £100,000 for Mental Health UK through continuous fundraising efforts.

November 2020

Implemented internal wellness portal with resources, a 24-hour helpline and emotional and practical assistance for colleagues requiring mental health support.

October 2018

Pizza Hut Restaurants volunteers raised over £500 walking Ben Nevis for World Mental Health Day. Other fundraising activities included fancy dress days, bake sales and selling homemade cards.

December 2017

A group from Pizza Hut Restaurants volunteered to help provide a Christmas lunch for one of our support services in England.

July 2017

As part of Pizza Hut Restaurants Fundraising Week, six members of head office staff raised an amazing £6,000 by taking part in a charity skydive over Cambridgeshire. Other activities during the week included charity raffles, fancy dress days and live music events.

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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.