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.
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.
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.