Mind Matters on World Mental Health Day
Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day annually on 10th October with 2020 arguably the most important yet following months of lockdown and loss. In support of continued awareness of mental health, Avery homes recognised the day with activities that bring joy and benefit overall well-being.
Merlin Court Care Home kept active with walks outdoors and channelled their inner-creative by making leaf trinket bowls from clay, and a game of Mindfulness Bingo, whilst Knowle Gate Care Home continued to keep residents connected with loved ones via the home’s iPad. Residents at Hempstalls Hall Care Home took time out to talk about what makes them feel happy, valued, and good about themselves and the importance of continuing with hobbies. In a video shared by the home, 89-year old Brenda Friesner, who has been a resident at the home for seven months, said, “Such a simple thing like telling a joke helps someone feel better. Walks in the garden let you be with your thoughts, and your mind can roam”.