Artful Mind Holistic Wellbeing Evening
Last week, Hammersmith and Fulham Mind were proud to be involved with an event hosted by Artful Mind in White City called ‘Together we are stronger’.
The evening, which was devoted to holistic wellbeing and mental health, was a social enterprise project with £2 of each ticket sale going to local charities – HF Mind being one of them. Some free tickets were also given to local residents of Hammersmith and Fulham to promote diversity and inclusion.
The goal of the evening was simple: to create a dialogue to remove the stigma around mental health and well-being, and to educate on how to achieve a better work-life balance. As Artful put it – “Only you can take priority for you!”
In their promotion for the event, they wrote “When mental health and poor wellbeing effects 1 in 4 people every year, more needs to be done to raise the profile, but also give practical solutions that can prevent or aid recovery.
We believe that the approach to tackling this problem needs to be holistic. Together we explore practical solutions for empowering positive mental health and wellbeing, as a complete package. Mind. Body. Soul.”
With this in mind, the evening was divided into three segments: Mind, Body and Soul. The first focus began with a talk on mindfulness from keynote speaker Dr Julia Jones PhD, followed by a discussion on physical wellbeing from nutritionist and self-care expert Dr Gemma Newman GP. Madeline McQueen then gave an insightful look into confidence building, which included a number of creative therapy activities and an atmosphere of open dialogue.
In addition to the talks, there were a number of stalls including everything from creating your own smoothie via peddle power to free self-care treatments like massages and manicures.
HF Mind also had a stand there to provide resources around Mental Health and signpost to local services.
This was a great event that gave an in-depth look into how the stresses of modern life can contribute to triggering mental health problems and providing holistic and practical solutions. Many thanks to everyone who went!
Author: Rose Tero
Posted on: 17th March 2019