What Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind is doing for Mental Health Awareness Week

Monday May 10 marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health.

By Duncan Atkins
Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 10:07 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 10:08 am

This year, the theme for the week is Nature

Across the country, people will be celebrating the mental health benefits of being around nature in their local community in a range of digital and creative ways.

Throughout the week, Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind is inviting people to try out a range of wellbeing and outdoor based activities designed to get people out and about after lockdown, make new connections and try something different.

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There is a nature theme to this year's Mental Health Awareness Week.

All activities will be free and people don’t need to be current service users of Mind to participate, however people need to pre-book a place as numbers will be limited due to Covid-19 compliance.

Upon booking, you’ll be provided with times and locations to meet up.

Monday May 10

Mental health drop in for people to talk to the team about support available

An early evening Seafront walk to enjoy a bit of fresh air and meet our team with refreshments provided. Well behaved dogs welcome!

Tuesday May 11

An introduction to volunteering session for people interested in providing support to someone experiencing mental ill health.

The session will be recorded and made available online for people to view at a later date.

An Art Therapy Session

Wednesday May 12

Outdoor relaxation and visualisation session with a free yoga mat to keep

A clay crafting session

A workshop on managing anxieties

Outdoor afternoon tea and garden games

Thursday May 13

Photography walk in Peasholm Park

An evening session of introduction to volunteering with SWR Mind

Friday May 14

Coffee and a chat in Whitby

Wellbeing walk in Pannett Park

Outdoor Yoga with The Frog Project

Saturday May 15

An introduction to volunteering with SWR Mind

Evening Zoom Quiz – teams welcome, prizes on offer!

To book onto an activity or find out more information, email [email protected] or call 01723 339838.

Activity updates will be available across the week on Facebook and Twitter.