National Car Parks (NCP) have teamed with national mental health charity Chasing the Stigma to raise awareness on the importance of mental wellbeing. 

Chasing the Stigma was set up by Liverpool comedian Jake Mills after his own suicide attempt in 2013. 

He and his team set up the Hub of Hope app to help people find the help they need to tackle their own mental health issues. 

Mr Mills said: “Right now it is vital for all of us to focus on mental health. 

“We are really pleased to be partnering with NCP to help us raise the profile of the Hub of Hope. 

“If everyone is aware of the app, downloads it and let friends, colleagues and family members know about it, we can show that there is always hope. 

“Particularly as people can find help before crisis point and hopefully reduce the number of deaths by suicide across the UK.” 

Throughout lockdown NCP have spoken with staff to find out how they feel about the importance of their mental wellbeing. 

They found that employees view their mental wellbeing as a priority. 

NCP have run wellbeing programmes to help people begin to view their mental health as they would their physical health. 

This partnership with Chasing the Stigma aims to raise awareness on the charity’s work whilst continuing to support NCP staff. 

To further spread awareness, NCP will display Chasing the Stigma’s posters in all NCP car parks. 

Ania Lesniak, Chief People Officer at NCP said: “ensuring the wellbeing of our workforce has never been more important. 

“By partnering with Chasing the Stigma we can provide a great deal of positive influence to all of our customers. 

“Displaying posters within all of our car parks and working with the charity will mean we hopefully reach as many people as possible during what continues to be a challenging time for many.” 

The Hub of Hope can be accessed through the app.

This can be downloaded from the App Store or Play Store (Android), via the Chasing the Stigma website or www.hubofhope.co.uk. 

Donations to Chasing the Stigma can be made by visiting https://www.chasingthestigma.co.uk/donate/ 

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