A word from our Treasurer

Alastar Stewart 520

This is a particularly exciting time for Twining which was one of my main reasons for wanting to join the board. There's no doubt there'll be challenges along the way but it's interesting to tackle and solve problems and hopefully I can make a discernible difference to the financial future of Twining.

I've been in a large corporate environment all my career but I've seen a big change in the last five years in how the mental health of staff in these large firms is handled. The mental health of its employees is now at the top of the welfare agenda for many large companies and much more open dialogue and recognition is now being supported and encouraged. It's made me and others so much more aware about how prevalent mental health issues are and how much of an impact it can have on someone's daily life. The way Twining's work aims to support people with a mental health condition in a sustainable way is to be applauded.

I've already had the pleasure of meeting many of the staff team and was impressed with the passion and positive attitude they showed to really make improvements and get things done. I look forward to working with the team in the future as the charity goes from strength to strength increasing the number of people it can support to access the benefits of work across London.

With recent reports suggesting that 1 in 6 people experienced a common mental health problem in the previous week, in the UK, the work of Twining Enterprise couldn't be more vital. I look forward to supporting Twining Enterprise's work and governance and becoming an advocate to employers about how they can promote good mental health and wellbeing among their staff.

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