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Promoting general wellbeing in West Norfolk

Promoting general wellbeing in West Norfolk

Published by Grace Marner
5:25am 11th September 2019. (Updated at 3:27pm 12th September 2019)

The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust are holding a free living well event next week.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust are holding the event to promote healthy living particularly for those with mental health conditions.

Carers and members of the public are also welcome to attend the activities, information stands and workshops.

You will have free access the the beautiful grounds of Oxburgh Hall

"Living Well" is being organised by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) in partnership with Oxburgh Hall staff and will include representatives of a range of third sector organisations.

Service users and carers will have access Oxburgh Hall  and it's gardens free of charge on Wednesday (18th September).

One of its organisers is Steve Clark, NSFT's People Participation Lead (PPL) for West and South Norfolk, who brings lived experience of mental ill health to his role. He said:

"The aim of the day is to promote general wellbeing - both physical and mental - of our service users and their carers, as well as providing advice and support to the public visiting Oxburgh Hall on the day.

Steve Clark
Steve Clark is one of the event organisers

"It gives them a wonderful opportunity to get out of the house and into a beautiful environment, and a chance to engage with people in a similar situation to themselves while accessing a range of free activities.

"The answer to mental health issues is not always all about medication and consultants, and there will be an emphasis on showing people what they can do to help themselves."

There will be will mindfulness workshops throughout the day as well as reflexology, photography workshops, art workshops, aromatherapy and tai chi.

Tai chi
Tai chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements.

Among the organisations taking part will be

  • NSFT's Wellbeing Norfolk & Waveney
  • Community Action Norfolk
  • Voluntary Norfolk
  • The Norfolk & Norwich Association for The Blind
  • The Matthew Project
  • Equal Lives
  • National Trust

In addition, a disability and employment adviser from the Department for Work and Pensions will be available.

 

Anyone wanting more information about the Living Well event should contact Steve Clark. Email stephen.clark@nsft.nhs.uk or phone him on 01553 736038.

Please note that NSFT service users and their carers will be able to access Oxburgh Hall and its gardens for free only with an invitation which he can provide. 

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