Poundland stores first opened in 1990 with the mission to bring amazing value to customers by providing great pricing on a number of everyday household products. Their product list has since grown, and they now offer competitive pricing on over 3,000 products, providing superb deals to over 7 million people each week. In recent years Poundland’s investments have been focused on their staff and creating a mentally healthy culture at work.

 18,500 employees

Retail sector

Over 900 stores

Poundland were looking for an expert partner in the mental health field to shape their wellbeing programme, empowering all Poundland colleagues to prioritise their own wellbeing. This was to include mental health training for their managers and to create a Mental Health Champion network across the business. We worked alongside Poundland from 2020 to 2022, training over 22 managers in mental health awareness and 114 colleagues. We’ve also been there for Poundland as experts in the field, attending internal meetings to provide expert guidance on how Poundland can enhance their mental health support offering for staff.


Training we supplied

  • Mental health for managers

  • Mental health awareness for colleagues

  • Having conversations about mental health at work

Other ways we supported them

  • Bespoke communications and content plans for colleagues about mental health

  • Provided Poundland with recommendations on how to improve its mental health support offering

  • Regular guidance and support on mental health from our training experts

  • Attendance at internal conferences to talk about mental health

  • Assistance in production on Poundland's internal colleague handbooks on mental health

  • Creation and design of posters for Poundland's offices talking about mental health

Mental Health training

Mental health training is one of the key ways we’re changing the experience for people affected by poor mental health in this country. We provide both in-person and remote training options and have a range of modules and training styles to suit any organisation of any size.