Mental health awareness has been on the rise over the last few years. We are seeing mental health being spoken about more and more. Celebrities are speaking out and we are beginning to take away the stigma of mental health by being encouraged to talk about it more.
Arguably mental wellness is more important than ever. Covid 19 has had a detrimental effect on so many people’s mental health largely due to the change in routine and lack of social contact. We were incredibly lucky at BGP, being such a family like company we were all in contact three times a week, for a sociable catch up via teams which helped to keep some sort of normality. Since being back at the office we were all acutely aware of how the routine and face to face human interaction is so important. However we are fortunate to be in such a position, so many have struggled with the shift to the more insular and digital life which seemingly will continue until next year at least.
Last year I began working with mental well-being specialist The Soke (pictured) to help them acquire their first site. I am so proud to have secured them the former David Fielden in Chelsea. They have completely transformed this building and the incredible fit out and attention to detail completely transforms your pre conceptions of how you think a mental wellness clinic looks. It’s welcoming, stylish and approachable; which is exactly what all of our approach to mental wellness should be. We spend so much on our physical well-being why shouldn’t we take as much care of our mental well-being?
The Soke opened their doors earlier this week to clients. Psychotherapy, psychiatry, counselling and coaching “in an environment created for your emotional comfort”
Thea Rowe is The Soke’s sole retained agent.