Thornbridge Brewery is working with Sheffield Football Club and Derbyshire County Council to raise awareness around mental health ahead of World Mental Health Day on October 10.

Thornbridge has brewed Hope, a beer in support of suicide prevention, which will be pouring across its pubs and the local area in the run-up to World Mental Health Day.

Thornbridge will be donating £10 per cask plus 50p per pint sold across its pubs on World Mental Health Day to North Derbyshire Samaritans.

It is also opening up the doors of its Dronfield pub, the Coach and Horses, to staff and volunteers from the Samaritans and Derbyshire County Council on Saturda, October 5, the day of a Sheffield FC match against Ilkeston. The idea, pioneered by the council, is to use the power of sport and community environments to open up conversations around mental health awareness and suicide prevention.

‘Supporting and raising awareness around mental health has always been hugely important for us at Thornbridge’

As an employer, Thornbridge Brewery has always been pro-active and dedicated to not only raising awareness around mental health, but also ensuring its employees’ mental health is of the utmost importance.

The company has a specific mental health policy in place and offers training and support in order to ensure the mental wellbeing of staff is being supported and to promote positive mental wellbeing in the workplace.

Thornbridge chief executive, Simon Webster, said: “Supporting and raising awareness around mental health has always been a hugely important responsibility for us at Thornbridge.

“Having the opportunity to work with Derbyshire County Council on projects like this is a fantastic opportunity for us to help to raise awareness of such an important topic amongst our local communities.”

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