Our Mental Health Pledge

“Flying Start Nurseries are committed to tackling the stigma surrounding mental health by ensuring staff are trained in Mental Health Awareness, amending all relevant policies and procedures and dealing with mental health and physical health in the same way.”

Sharon Cowburn, Managing Director, signed the Time to Change pledge in front of her management team and presented it to all staff in early 2016.

A Focus Group now meets regularly to develop a range of initiatives to impact the well-being and resilience of our staff, customers and children.

Mental Health Staff Training

All staff members have been offered a Mental Health Awareness First Aid course (Level 2) and we are delighted that 35 , approximately a quarter of our team, successfully completed it.

In addition, the Managing Director is a qualified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) trainer and 3 senior members of staff have completed the accredited 2 day MHFA course.

We continue to demonstrate our commitment to treating mental and physical health equally.