May 5, 2023
Mental Health Awareness Week 2023
Monday 15th May is the start of national Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is anxiety.
Anxiety really normal when we’re stressed, worried or going through something. Anxiety can affect how we think, how we feel, and the way our body feels.
Everyone gets anxious sometimes – especially if there’s something we’re particularly worried about (like an exam or a big life change, for example). Anxiety can be manageable, and come and go as part of life for some of us, and for others it can feel constant, like we can’t get past it and life like we want to.
At PSS, we want to support people to live their best lives and get the most out of every day. That’s why for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we’ve teamed up with the lovely folk at South Liverpool Homes to create a jam-packed week full of activities and events to help support people dealing with feelings of anxiety.
We want people to be able to come together, share their experiences of anxiety, move their bodies and get creative – all of which can help to relieve symptoms of anxiety. These events will take place at Dutch Barn and in locations across Garston and Speke.
There are lots of South Liverpool Homes events taking place across the week that aren’t part of PSS Wellbeing Centres but are open for anyone to come along to. You can find out more on their website.
Here’s what we’ve got going on at our PSS Wellbeing Centres
Monday 15th May
Yoga @ Dutch Barn (Highbank Drive, Garston, Liverpool, L19 5PE.)
Dutch Barn, affectionately known as ‘the barn of calm’ is based in our urban allotment in Garston. Here you’ll be able to get involved in a relaxing yoga session surrounded by nature and greenery.
The yoga session will take place from 10:15am until 11am.
Tuesday 16th May
Relaxation session @ Dutch Barn (Highbank Drive, Garston, Liverpool, L19 5PE.)
Promoting gentle movement and mindfulness, come along to the relaxation session at Dutch Barn. The one-hour session will run from 10.30am-11.30am.
Wednesday 17th May
Glass painting @ Dutch Barn (Highbank Drive, Garston, Liverpool, L19 5PE)
Get ready to use your creativity with glass painting at Dutch Barn
This workshop will be from 1pm-3pm and is a brilliant way to meet new people and try something new.
Thursday 18th May
Singing session @ Dutch Barn (Highbank Drive, Garston, Liverpool, L19 5PE)
This session will be hosted by the fabulous Mersey, the choir director for The Choir with No Name. She’s both a full-time vocalist and singing teacher and will be bringing her singing expertise to Dutch Barn on Thursday 18th of May from 2.15pm – 3.15pm.
Book to come along
If you’d like to attend any of the sessions during Mental Health Awareness Week, please get in touch with the team at South Liverpool Homes: firstname.lastname@example.org.