Staff and residents at Barchester’s Southgate Beaumont care home in Southgate have been marking World Mental Health Day by taking part in a range of different activities to promote good mental health.
World Mental Health Day takes place every October, the idea behind the day is to encourage people around the word to talk about mental health in general and how we all need to look after our mental health by talking about things and sharing our challenges. The theme this year is ‘Mental health is a universal human right’. The World Federation for Mental Health has been working for over 70 years to make sure mental health is treated on a par with physical health. World Mental Health Day is also an opportunity to ask for help if you are struggling.
The staff and residents got into the spirit of the day by taking part in a relaxing chair based yoga class followed by a beautiful guided meditation. One of our residents participating in this session was 103 years young! Her key to a long life she insists is gratitude and being grateful for even the smallest of things.
General Manager Beatrice Godfrey, said: “Our residents have had a great day, it is so important to talk about our feelings and allow ourselves some time for self-care. Everyone really enjoyed the relaxation session and the mindfulness meditation, it was really interesting to learn some new techniques to help us switch off and recharge from time to time.”