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Mental Health Awareness Week

Published on 11 August 2021 12:41 PM

The Mental Health Foundation Mental Health Awareness week:

10th – 16th May 2021

We were encouraged to Connect with Nature to help to improve our mental health by taking in our surroundings and appreciating our Natural World.

At the beginning of our Locke Park walk on May 14th we encouraged people to take in the beautiful surroundings and wildlife and to consider fellow walkers and check in to see if they are ok. We also had a visit from Lucy who is one of our volunteers and also a Community Champion for Morrisons Redcar. As Morrisons were rolling out their Seeds of Hope project to encourage people to look ahead with positivity and hope, Lucy brought along sunflower seeds and gave then out to our walkers for them to plant. We also gave out cards for our clients to fill in with their “seeds of hope” and views on the benefits of our walks. We received wonderful poems and some lovely quotes:

“These walks helped us to get out of isolation and meet new friends”

“The walks have helped me to move forward and think positively and take every day as it comes and support others along the way”

“Walking through nature is uplifting both for the mind, the body and also for the soul”