As a charity that I believe to be vital to the architectural profession, I am honoured to be an ambassador for ABS and I’m hoping to champion their work by raising awareness for their incredible services and support they offer to those in need.
Having personally experienced struggles with my health, including an autoimmune disease (and long Covid), I was keen to help others who might be experiencing similar challenges – this is how I came across ABS. Their services are tailored to specific requirements of each individual needing help, be it mental health support, financial resources or another one of their services. If we are facing difficulties, asking for help should be easy, and looking back on my experience, I wish I had done this earlier. ABS is here to listen, understand and help when you need it most.
Going forward, I am excited to get stuck in to my ambassador role through raising awareness, organising events and seeking funding opportunities, while also starting a PhD, with the aim of being able to shine more light on the effects that the built environment has on people’s health and wellbeing, especially in relation to autoimmunity.