To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 our North Wales’ services have launched a walking group which kick-started with a trek around Aber Falls in Snowdonia National Park.
This week is National Mental Health Awareness Week, with the focus this year on ‘not just having the absence of a mental health problem, but having the ability to think, feel and act in a way that allows people to enjoy life and deal with the challenges it presents’.
Last year our North Wales teams got together to celebrate ‘tea and talk’, and this year their theme is walk and talk.
Manager, Paula Heath explains: “To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week at Queens Court, we have launched a North Wales Walking Group. For the first event we were joined by individuals supported and teams from Potens’ other services across North Wales – getting off to a fabulous start with a walk around Aber Falls.”
The idea behind the organised walk is to promote positive mental health by encouraging people to get active, as well as have some fun with friends.
“Everyone had a fantastic time, people even made new friends, and we are now busy planning our next event!” Pauls adds.