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Organisers of The Hampshire Business Show have announced Solent Mind as their nominated charity for the event taking place on Thursday 10th October, World Mental Health Day, at the Ageas Bowl Southampton.


The show is the county’s newest business-to-business expo, hosting 17 speakers and seminars, and showcasing up to 100 exhibitors. Over 1,000 visitors are expected, bringing together hundreds of businesses from across Hampshire for the one-day event. The choice of Solent Mind for the Show reflects the growing awareness of mental health in the workplace and the benefits to business of supporting the wellbeing of their employees.

Emma Fernandes, Solent Mind’s Business Development Director, says, “We are so grateful to Josh Mitchell and Chris Stones at the Hampshire Business Show for choosing Solent Mind as the Show’s nominated charity, helping us to raise awareness and funds for local mental health services. We look forward to meeting local business people at the event, and sharing how our workplace wellbeing training can create a more positive working environment for employees.”

Josh Mitchell, Event Director at the Hampshire Business Show adds, “The 10th October falls on World Mental Health day and this year’s theme is mental health promotion and suicide prevention. Wellbeing is an incredibly hot topic at the minute and rightly so! As human beings, everyone has a right to happiness. Sometimes the journey of life can be tough and people can become isolated in their own thoughts. We are committed to Solent Mind to help them raise awareness so people know that there is support out there and if you need to talk to someone it is easily accessible. We are inspired by the tremendous work Solent Mind do for mental health challenges across the board and the people they help and support on a daily basis.”

Keynote speakers include Mark Wright, winner of the BBC’s Apprentice programme, award-winning entrepreneur Alison Edgar, and motivational speaker Brad Burton. Tickets can be booked now at EventBrite: https://bit.ly/2EG69wy

The Official Breakfast Networking Event is hosted by ASPIRE Business clubs and sponsored by Route PR who are Kindly donating £2 from each ticket sold to Solent Mind.

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