Hales Homecare is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week. 🧠 🍃 💚 This year, the theme is Nature and how connecting with the natural world can support good mental health. 🌳 💭
Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health.
How to take part: ⬇️
Try to make a habit each day of connecting to the nature in your local area. Stop to listen to the birdsong, smell the freshly cut grass, take care of a house plant, notice any trees, flowers or animals nearby. Take a moment to appreciate these connections.
Share images/videos/or just sound recordings of the nature on your doorstep and how this made you feel on social media using #ConnectWithNature and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.
For more information about this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week visit mentalhealth.org.uk/mhaw
At Hales, we are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all our service users and staff.
As part of our broader initiative to support our service users, their families and our committed care staff to help them remain positive during the pandemic, we’ve rolled out the following initiatives, which aim to promote wellness, physical health and self-care:
• Weekly activity sheets, including quizzes, fun trivia, word searches and puzzles.
• We’re continuing our online Zumba class from the first lockdown last year, and we’ve recently uploaded a brand-new video.
• Seasonal activities.
• Health and wellbeing guides.
24 hour Wellbeing Helpline for Staff
Recognising the early signs of anxiety and stress is vital in supporting staff to manage and maintain good mental health. Our staff helpline, along with our relevant and accessible Intranet portal, also provides valuable signposting, guidance and confidential independent support with family, property and financial issues which ensures our team get the help they need, when they need it.
If you have any questions about our approach to mental and physical wellbeing or are interested in any of the services we can provide, do not hesitate to contact us today.