Mental health charity invites supporters to take time out for their wellbeing
Health / Sun 3rd Oct 2021 at 09:40am
TAKING time out for self-wellbeing is important to maintain positive mental health and is why local youth mental health charity, Kids Inspire, is hosting an awareness ‘week of wellbeing’.
During the week, Kids Inspire will encourage individuals, families and schools to think about their wellbeing.
Over the week, the children’s charity will be running two specialist wellbeing events, a Mindfulness Yoga class and a “Calming the Anxious Brain” workshop, both designed to support emotional wellbeing.
Kids Inspire’s Clinical Director and CEO, Sue Bell OBE said:
“We all experienced stress and overwhelm and this year, it has been tough for so many. As a society, we often talk about how we can look after our physical health, but sometimes we overlook how we can stay mentally healthy, which is equally important.”
Social media will also play a role as Kids Inspire create open discussions with the local community about how they look after their wellbeing, helping to break down the stigma around mental health.
Alongside awareness activities, the charity are hoping to raise funds from donations to attend specialist events, all to support its core services of youth mental health and trauma recovery.
Paula Ashfield, Head of Fundraising and Communications said:
“For every £50 milestone reached, a young person will receive one therapeutic session, helping them on their path to resilience, self-awareness and more positive life choices.”
“We are also looking after wellbeing of our staff by hosting our own Yoga session for colleagues. It is good for everyone to take time out of their day just for them, so we thought we’d bring a wellbeing opportunity to them to start their day.”
The Week of Wellbeing will take place from 18-24 October.
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