On Bell Let's Talk Day on Wednesday, Fleming College unveiled Mental Health Awareness Benches on campus—one each for Sutherland and Frost campuses.
Standing (l-r): Kerri Davies of CMHA HKPR, Fleming Carpentry professor Scott Fleming, Carpentry student Mike Payne. Sitting (l-r): Fleming President Tony Tilly, Carpentry student Brad Morey, Mike Kingdon of Chemong Home Hardware, and Dean of Trades and Technology Maxine Mann.
Two Carpentry Apprentice students, Brad Morey and Mike Payne, designed and built the benches with materials donated by Chemong Home Hardware. They represent a physical space for people to come together and communicate or solely reflect.
The benches are further intended to illustrate Fleming’s commitment to developing, supporting and maintaining an environment for positive mental health.
Here are some tweets that went out about the benches...