Charity / Sponsorships

Tobermore supports local mental health charity ‘The Olive Branch’

By Niamh Cavanagh
May 10, 2022
2 min read

World-class paving and walling manufacturer, Tobermore MD David Henderson has made a generous donation to help support local mental health charity, ‘The Olive Branch’.

Olive Branch’s research found that the people of Northern Ireland experience between 20-25% higher levels of mental health illness compared to the rest of the UK.

These much-needed funds will help provide local mental health support for those who reach out for help. Tobermore is committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of its employees. The company has implemented several initiatives including a bespoke health and wellbeing app, flexible working, an open workplace culture and a dedicated wellbeing committee.

Founded in 2017, The Olive Branch offers free of charge, self-referral, no-appointment necessary professional counselling service for those suffering with ill mental health.

The Olive Branch has qualified counsellors on hand to work with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, and/or experiencing suicidal thoughts.  Despite the amazing work done by the NHS, there are still gaps in mental health services and waiting lists remain lengthy. The Olive Branch prides themselves on their ability to offer counselling when the client is most in need – when they reach out for help. Their success story is told through client testimonials with clients ranging in age from 11-70 years old.

Leoné Paul, Vice Chairwoman of The Olive Branch commented:

“We would like to thank David Henderson for donating a massive £2,000 to our NW200 Business Sponsorship Gala on Saturday the 7th of May. The Olive Branch are this year’s NW200 charitable partner. We are overwhelmed by David’s generosity. Every penny we raise goes directly into the provision of free of charge professional counselling services in Magherafelt, Coleraine and Ballymena.”

“We are committed to preserving the mental health of our communities and this can only be achieved by having the support of David and other likeminded business owners”

“The Olive Branch is 100% self funded and the two directors work voluntary. All monies donated pay for counsellors, front of house staff and the associated costs of the three centres. On behalf of all at The Olive Branch we thank you David Henderson and Tobermore!”

   Pictured: David Henderson presents The Olive Branch with donation

If you or someone you know need mental health support do not hesitate to contact The Olive Branch.

For further information call The Olive Branch Magherafelt office on 028 7963 3688, or email Leone at

Niamh Cavanagh

Niamh is a Digital Marketing Executive at Tobermore. She is involved in the development, implementation, and optimisation of Tobermore's Digital Marketing efforts for both the Commercial and Consumer markets.