Bright Horizons supports Mental Health Day
Date: 10 Oct 2019
Bright Horizons nurseries marked World Mental Health Day. Here are what some of our nurseries got up to.
Children and staff at Bright Horizons Didcot Day Nursery and Preschool have shown their support for World Mental Health Day by organising a fancy dress day.
The day was also used to raise money for the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children. The nursery managed to raise more than £100.
“We are proud to support World Mental Health Day across Bright Horizons and this was a great way to raise awareness for mental health as well as fund for our foundation,” said Nursery Manager Mollie Edmunds.
Set up in 2005, the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children’s sole purpose is to help children and families in crisis. They achieve this by working with local community groups, shelters and with Bright Horizons clients to create Bright Spaces®, which are indoor and outdoor play spaces located in homeless shelters, domestic violence refuges and refugee centres.
The spaces are created in order to provide children and families in need with a special place to play, have fun and most of all feel safe.
Parents were offered tea and coffee as well as homemade cakes upon arrival at the nursery to take on their journey to work.
“We are proud to support World Mental Health Day across Bright Horizons and this was our way of highlighting the importance of mental health at the nursery,” said Nursery Manager Amanda Covey.
Children spent part of the day exploring lots of different yellow objects and their textures which staff had set out for them.
“We are proud to support World Mental Health Day throughout Bright Horizons,” said Katie Hargreaves, assistant nursery manager.