To celebrate Mental Health Week, the Rise Mental Health Team participated in a number of events across the city to raise awareness of mental health and to promote this year’s message of “Act – Belong – Commit”.
To acknowledge the hard work of the staff and to encourage a mentally healthy workplace, the Mental Health and Youth Teams enjoyed a shared lunch at Hamilton House, organised by Mental Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Cassandra Zec.
Everyone who attended received a colourful show bag filled with ‘mentally healthy’ resources including brochures, tea, pens, notepads, drink bottle, stress balls and a book mark. There was also additional information on a number of wellbeing areas that staff could take for their own reading pleasure. Cassandra used her creative ingenuity to create these gifts at no expense to Rise, but with many thanks to WAAMH and headspace Midland.
The team enjoyed a fabulously tasty lunch which everyone contributed to by bringing a plate to share. Everyone had an opportunity to express their appreciation for their workplace and team as a way of positive reflection on the year. It was a great way to close Mental Health Week for 2016.
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