Mental health is about how we think, feel, and behave

Issues are common and one in four people in the UK will have a mental health problem at some point in their lives. Awareness has grown in recent years and mental health is an important consideration for a supportive and successful workplace.

“We have built a culture that puts our colleagues at the very heart and we are committed to protecting the mental wellbeing of those we work alongside when they need it the most.”

Bart Markus

Working in a fast-paced and cutting edge field of science is both challenging and rewarding for our staff: our work comes with rewarding moments, accompanied by inevitable setbacks and frustrations. At First Light we work actively to support our people’s mental health from all angles, including work-related stress, and we continue to learn how to improve in this space.

We train Mental Health First Aid Champions to listen and provide support to those with mental health concerns. Currently these are Jamie, Julie and Guy.