World Mental Health Day 10th October 2020
With World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10th October, Lindengate continues to promote mental wellbeing for everyone.
This year’s theme for World Mental Health Day is ‘Mental Health for All: Greater Investment – Greater Access. Everyone, everywhere.’
Rest & Reflect – New Autumn Opening Times
With Autumn here, now is the time to stop for a moment and think about your wellbeing and what that may look like, as the nights start drawing in and the temperatures drop.
Finding time to give yourself space can be difficult in the best of weather, but in Winter, the challenge becomes even greater. There are many benefits to spending just a few minutes a day outdoors. Here are a few of them:
- 15 minutes outdoors every day can improve both our moods and our physical health, leading to reduced stress and increased self-esteem
- Builds our immune system, as the cold weather actually kills off bacteria.
- With the current restrictions in place, we can meet up with a friend, which will improve our mental wellbeing, through social interaction.
During the past 6 months, Lindengate has opened its gates as part of our Rest & Reflect programme, supporting anyone who has been struggling with their mental wellbeing and to date, have welcomed nearly 1,000 people.
We will be continuing this support over the Winter, with new days and times, starting on Tuesday 6th October, to ensure that our therapeutic gardens and wildlife haven are accessible to anyone who needs it.
We have plenty of sheltered areas dotted about our 5 acre site and space to meet with a friend for a chat, or to bring a book and enjoy the peace, amongst the wildlife.
From Tuesday 6th October, Rest & Reflect will be open on Tuesday/Friday/Saturday 1-4pm.