Mental Health Awareness Week – St Ethelwolds

May 23, 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week - St Ethelwolds
Mental Health Awareness Week was from 18-24th May 2020. The Mind centre in Abingdon is currently closed but Mind in Oxfordshire has online advice about coronavirus and your wellbeing. They also had a virtual tour in Santorini

Here is my own virtual tour of St Ethelwolds House in East St Helen Street.
Mental Health Awareness Week - St Ethelwolds
There were five other people there: a mother and child playing on the lawn; two ladies talking at a table, and somebody working on some repairs. Nobody was making much noise and the birds were singing.
Mental Health Awareness Week - St Ethelwolds
Many people are affected emotionally and psychologically by the everyday challenges and worries that the pandemic brings, whether the illness itself, financial worries, living in lockdown, or being asked to go back to work. The Citizen’s Advice at Coronavirus – what it means for you/ includes advice for people worried about going back to work.
Mental Health Awareness Week - St Ethelwolds
Mark’s wildflower meadow at St Ethelwold’s is named after a young man with Mental Health problems who died tragically after having his benefits cut. Mark loved nature and the garden.
Mental Health Awareness Week - St Ethelwolds
Some of us have found during the lockdown that being in nature can boost our mental wellbeing and ease stress.
Mental Health Awareness Week - St Ethelwolds
St Ethelwold’s House is a welcoming spiritual centre offering a place of sanctuary and quiet to all.
Mental Health Awareness Week - St Ethelwolds
There is also a sanctuary room used by a variety of groups. In this virtual tour you could imagine going in there and being still.

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2 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Mary  |  May 25, 2020 at 8:31 am

    St Ethelwold’s House is a very special place, inside and out, thanks to the special people who work there.
    Lovely photos again, Backstreeter.

  • 2. 50plus  |  May 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Thank you for capturing the stillness of St Ethelwold’s so well.

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