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A mental health and wellbeing provider is going from strength to strength after a succession of local and national business wins.

Three Eggs, based on Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, is the brainchild of Louise Newby, her brother George Bradley and Dr Joanna Baines.

It provides mental health and wellbeing training and consultancy to a number of organisations from local pubs and solicitors to universities, regional county councils and the Department for Education.

Louise Newby, with staff Beatrice MacKenzie and Lizzy Johnson. Picture by Mecha Morton
Louise Newby, with staff Beatrice MacKenzie and Lizzy Johnson. Picture by Mecha Morton

The company has also grown to six employees from three - during one of the most testing times in business.

“We are really pleased with how things have been going,” said Louise.

“We launched just before the country went into lockdown in March 2020 after months of planning, which set us back for quite a few months. So, at first, we delivered our courses online, and it’s just grown from there, post pandemic.”

In September last year, and following assessment, Three Eggs was listed as a mental health training provider by the Department for Education after it invested £10 million to support schools to train senior mental health leads.

“Since then, we have worked with about 200 schools around the country and were pleased to learn recently government funding, for which schools can apply, is to continue for another year.”

Louise, a former head of science at St Benedict’s School, Bury St Edmunds, had the idea for venture after witnessing rising stress levels across the education sector, in general.

At the same time, brother George, a regional manager, noticed similar issues in the world of business.

Dr Joanna Baines came on board to offer expertise after 15 years working as a clinical psychologist. All three are former King Edward VI pupils and have known each other since school.

The company offers employee assistance programmes (EAP) for companies and employees online and in person. It also also provides training courses covering a range of wellbeing topics mental health, neurodiversity, menopause, dementia, pregnancy, safeguarding and bereavement.

“For Leicestershire County Council, we delivered courses for men’s mental health by training mental health first aiders. Our work is also very much concerned with raising awareness in the workplace so that people can talk openly about any issues.

“We are really excited about what the future will hold for Three Eggs.”