MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY AT SKIPTON

North Yorkshire Horizon’s Skipton Hub celebrated Mental Health Awareness Day on Wednesday with a mindfulness event for staff followed by a lunch serving feel good food for service users.

Twelve service users attended the afternoon’s session with activities including therapeutic art activities, auricular acupuncture, mindfulness and hypnotherapy.

After the activities had finished, the service users were handed 5 ways to wellbeing drinks bottles as well as a pocket recovery/wellbeing plan.

Amanda Lowe from North Yorkshire Horizons, said: “The event was well attended, both staff and service users enjoyed the day and everyone said they felt more positive following the wellbeing sessions.  Some service users have now signed up for our anxiety workshop which we hope will be a success”.

There was lots of positive feedback for the event, with service users saying that the event was “soothing,” and “very relaxing and felt very calm at the end of the session.” All clients noted an improvement in their mood immediately after attending the event.

Following the success of this event, an anxiety management workshop is planned for service users at the end of the month.

For more information on North Yorkshire Horizons and how they can help, please visit www.nyhorizons.org.uk

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