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In an online session arranged by the Bristol office of Colliers, staff and volunteers at FSSW were taught how to practice mindfulness, in which participants focus on being in the moment and acutely aware of what they are sensing and feeling.
The session was hosted by Charlotte Wiseman, an applied positive psychology and leadership consultant known for her pioneering approach to mental fitness in the workplace.
Jo Edwards, head of the Bristol office, explained that the aim was to provide FSSW with practical support in addition to fundraising.
She said: “Charlotte had visited our office previously to give a presentation on using mindfulness at work, and we decided to arrange for her to give an online session for the team at FSSW who have been under huge pressure because the pandemic has resulted in unprecedented demand for their services.”
Phoebe Ruxton, Head of Development at FSSW, said: “Everyone said afterwards that it was very well delivered, and we are very grateful to Charlotte for delivering the session and to Colliers for providing this support to our charity as part of our partnership.”
Joe Edwards, Head of Bristol Office
Phoebe Ruxton, Head of Development at FSSW
Volunteers from the Bristol office of Colliers will be transforming a neglected and overgrown outdoor area at an additional warehouse that FSSW will be moving into later this year.
The aim is to create an attractive outdoor space in which FSSW staff and volunteers can relax. The team will also paint an eye-catching mural on a boarded-up section of wall at the site.
An initial assessment of what will be required has already been made by our South West Regional Facilities Manager, Ian Duck, who was recently shown around the warehouse and outdoor space by FSSW’s then acting project manager Claire Ackland.
To raise funds for FSSW, the team from the Colliers Bristol office will be holding a Bristol Bridges Walk on Friday September 24.
Bristol has a total of 45 bridges spanning the main waterways of the city, which can be crossed once in a circular walk that is 45km (28 miles) in total. The team from the Bristol office will be undertaking the challenge using a choice of two routes, with some walking all the way to the M5 Avonmouth Bridge and others taking a route encompassing the bridges of Bristol city centre.