We should all take time to contribute and share about how we can support ourselves and each other with our emotional #wellbeing and #mental #health. The past year has involved living with the impact of the #COVID-19 global #pandemic and this has been a particularly challenging time as we have all had to manage significant changes to our way of life and how we connect with others. The theme for Mental Health #Awareness week this year is how we connect to nature. The #Camphill ethos is strongly connected to nature, the land and how we work in partnership to look after the planet. All members of the Camphill #Community #Mourne #Grange family have benefitted from this long term impulse and particularly so during these difficult times. We can often take for granted the positive energy that we receive from this approach to connecting with nature and the land, through our #festivals, growing vegetables and supporting our farm. We also have the gift of #Helios, our #therapeutic Health Centre that offers a unique approach to our wellbeing through the provision of art therapy, #Eurythmy, #mindfulness sessions, and oil baths/massage. From January to May of this year we have also had the positive contribution of five social work students placed with us as part of their learning journey. They were able to take time to work with the people we support to reflect on the area of mental health, how we understand it and share about it. This has led to the development of an accessible resource that can be used by anyone who we support to take time to share about how they feel and work with them to achieve change. In addition to this they were able to make a short #film focusing on the 5 steps to #recovery and #wellness and link it to what we have on offer in Camphill Community Mourne Grange and the wider community. We appreciate this positive addition to what we have to offer all of our Community members and will continue to ensure that we share and connect with each other to support positive emotional wellbeing and mental health.
You can view the video here > https://youtu.be/eKN1R68gce4