I am an Associate Architect working for an international practice in Hampshire and I also lecture part-time in Professional Practice for the University of Portsmouth.
Being an Ambassador for the Architect’s Benevolent Society and raising awareness for them is an invaluable alliance that helps support my colleagues in practice and my students at the university, as well as others within the wider architectural industry.
I first got involved with ABS when both my colleagues in practice and my students were affected in their personal lives and the work place, with mental health or other issues, and I felt like I could do more to assist. I have of course felt the pressures of the business, and life, and this only allows me to relate better to those I want to help. I have a passion for mentoring and believe that education and awareness is the principle way to break stigma.
It is important to know that ABS is not limited to mental health and their assistance and knowledge goes much further. Their work with Anxiety UK however proves an incredible resource. I am very excited to see collaboration and change.Read Charlottes’s Blog Posts