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Mental Health Awareness Week at Care Homes

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mental health awareness week
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and this is the perfect time for everyone involved with our care homes to remind themselves of the importance of looking after our wellbeing. We’re all aware of the benefits of diet and physical health, but the state of our mental health shouldn’t be overlooked. Mental health problems can occur at any age. We are familiar with the conditions which can arise with ageing, such as dementia or Alzheimers, but feeling unwell through depression, anxiety or other types of mental health challenges has no age limit and cuts across the generations.

Fostering Good Mental Health at Lovett Care

We are keen to promote practices within our care homes in Stoke on Trent which improve and maintain mental health for everyone. So how common are mental health problems? According to the charity Mind, 1 in 4 people in the UK experiences a problem of this kind every year. They say that 1 in 6 people in England report that they are experiencing a common issue such as anxiety or depression. If you are one of these people you are not alone. At Hilton House and Goldendale House, we like to build a sense of community so that no one feels isolated. A regular programme of activities and events encourages residents to be sociable, build friendships and have things to look forward to throughout the month. Singers and school orchestras provide entertainment, we have animal visits which are always popular, and fitness instructors encourage movement with suitable gentle exercising and games. For those who like gardening, there are raised beds and opportunities to tend to the plants outside. All of which is good for mental health.

Promoting Mental Health Awareness for All

We like to promote mental health awareness for all involved with our residential care homes in Stoke on Trent. Finding a care home for a relative can be a source of stress, and those in the process of moving into one can experience anxiety and confusion. Our teams at Hilton House and Goldendale House are very experienced at helping you to make the right decision and make the path for a new resident as smooth as possible. Our staff take time to get to know those within their care so that they can spot any signs of behaviour which might indicate mental health problems. If you have any worries about a loved one residing with us, please raise it with a member of staff to put your own mind at ease. We will be happy to help and always aim to deliver a high-quality service. To find out more about our care provision or life at our care homes, please contact us today.