Mental Health First Aiders initiative launches at Arena Birmingham!
We are launching a brand new initiative here at Arena Birmingham to help look after fans whilst visiting our venue!
We're introducing our new Mental Health First Aiders initiative which will feature a number of trained members of staff in attendance at a selection of future shows, who'll be on hand if you need them!
The squad will be donning black t-shirts, with the green Mental health awareness ribbon on them, meaning you'll easily pick them out of the crowd if and when you need a chat. The mental health first aiders will be on hand to provide any support to all in attendance, whether you just fancy a time out or simply just someone to talk to - they are here to help.
Ellie Coombes, one of our senior Event Manager's here at Arena Birmingham, said: “We are thrilled to partner with CBRE to provide this service for both our audience and employees and can’t thank them enough for their help.
“We’re sure those attending Ariana’s show on Saturday and Sunday night will have a fantastic evening, but our team will be based at various locations across the arena if needed. It is very much a ‘here to help’ message and we will be encouraging visitors to ‘ask me about mental health’.
“Mental wellbeing is hugely important to us at the NEC Group. We are already looking after our employees through a range of methods – and it’s just as important to look after those visiting our venues.”
Our NEC Group Chaplaincy will also be on hand at the shows to help provide support for visitors to the arena.
We'll be trailing this at the Ariana Grande shows over the weekend. Remember, there's a 100% clear bag policy in force at the show. Check out all the information you NEED to know ahead of the show below.