Mental Health First Aid Trainers to support Farnborough Business Park occupiers

11.05.2021

We are delighted to announce that Farnborough Business Park now has a number of Mental Health First Aid Trainers, providing someone to talk to if anyone on the park needs support with their mental health.

Coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Week this week (from 10 May to 16 May), the training couldn’t have come at a more important time, ensuring that our occupiers are supported as they start to welcome back their staff, as restrictions are lifted.

The course was attended by 10 employees across the Frasers Property parks and the feedback that we received was fantastic.

Nicolette Ernst-Kitchen, Facilities Assistant at Farnborough Business Park said: “It was a very insightful course, reminding me of the impacts of mental health by taking the time to have the conversation gives us the first step towards well-being. Particularly in this past 12 months we have all been affected in different ways. The refresher has made me confident to provide, support and guidance for others. Nature is the theme for this year’s Mental Health awareness week, and I will be encouraging family, friends and colleagues to get involved. Being exposed to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, but it also contributes to your physical well-being.”

Lisa Jones, Facilities Assistant at Farnborough Business Park who was attending the training as a refresher course commented:

“Knowing that the past year people’s lives have been deeply affected by the Covid Pandemic, now is the time to be looking out for people that are struggling with what has being thrown at them in all areas of their lives. The course was a great reminder of what signs to look out for and how to approach that person to hopefully make that difference and to give them the support or advice that they might need. I highly recommend that everyone should take time out to do this course and educate themselves to help remove the stigma of mental health.”

If you are struggling with your mental health, please reach out and connect with one of our mental health trainers nicolette.ernst-kitchen@farnboroughbp.co.uk or lisa.jones@farnboroughbp.co.uk.

Or follow the links below:

To find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 visit:

www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

The Mental Health Foundation and WWF have joined forces to bring you Thriving With Nature; a free guidebook to download:

www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/thriving-with-nature

For more information about Mental Health At Work please visit: www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/

If you would like support with your mental health, then speak to one of our trainers and for extra resources please visit: www.mind.org.uk