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Residential News | Wed 15 May 2019
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Dacres is promoting a healthy work environment by supporting team members who want to swap their cars for bikes during the working day, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

This initiative is part of our recently launched employee-led Wellness Committee, which is focussed on creating a healthy workplace and offers specialist training, with Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA), to form a greater understanding of mental health.

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 13-19 May 2019. The theme this year is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.

Patrick McCutcheon, head of residential sales at Dacre, Son & Hartley, said: “We’re working hard to encourage our colleagues to be healthy, by promoting positive mental health as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, whilst also being more physically active.

“Cycling or walking to viewings and market appraisals, instead of driving, might seem insignificant but these small changes can make a big difference. They encourage people to be more active and make them feel better about themselves by being outside, as well as obviously being good for the environment.”

Jenni Howell, sales manager at our Bramhope office, is taking full advantage of the initiative and regularly cycles to and from work as well as pedalling to viewings and appointments throughout the day.

Jenni said: “I feel great cycling around Bramhope to appointments. Even after just a short ride of 10 minutes I feel good for getting some fresh air and it relieves stress. It’s also gone down well with clients and many have given me positive comments about the health and green benefits of it.”

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