We are delighted to announce that Watchmoor 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.
Rachel Hope, Estate Manager at Watchmoor Park said: “For me, Mental Health First Aid is of paramount importance and something that will be used widely throughout not just work but home life too. After the year everyone has had throughout the Covid 19 Pandemic, I believe there is no better time to be equipped with the skills to help a person who is suffering from poor mental health. Mental Health First Aid Training has given me the techniques and skills I need on how to assess a situation, to listen without judgement and then encourage the person to get the help needed.”
Tara Jackson, Assistant Facilities Manager at Watchmoor Park commented: I learnt a lot and will definitely be using this course on a day to day basis, within the workplace and also personally. Takeaways from the training include learning what to look out for both physically and mentally when people are suffering from Mental Health and also take the time for people. Listen and let them know you’re there for them. Also not to assume or be judgemental, you never know what people are going through. Lastly learn to look after yourself too.”
To find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 visit:
The Mental Health Foundation and WWF have joined forces to bring you Thriving With Nature; a free guidebook to download:
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
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