Nature and the environment is the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from May 10-16. Even small contacts with nature can reduce feelings of social isolation and be effective in protecting our mental health, and preventing distress.
This week we have been getting outside with the people we support, doing litter picks, nature walks and making bug hotels. We have enjoyed connecting with nature and noticing the small things around us and how they can impact on our mental health. We have access to an allotment plot, and regularly organise wellbeing walks and trips out to farms and parks. The comfort these things bring make a huge difference to our lives.
£3,150 raised at Bishop’s Garden event
Our fundraising event at the Bishop’s Garden last week was a great success. Thank you to all who attended and to the volunteers who helped the day run smoothly. The weather was glorious, our craft items sold like hotcakes and musicians from Notre Dame High School provided a wonderful atmosphere. We are delighted that £3,150 was raised for St Martins.