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'Feel Good' Event - World Mental Health Day 2013

Garden craft at the Feel Good Event.It was wonderful to see so many carers at our 'Feel Good' Event at the Carers' Centre on Tuesday 8th October.

The event was part of a week of events in Sunderland to celebrate World Mental Health Day.

Our event was focused on the health and happiness of carers and the aim was to help carers to learn more about how to have and maintain good mental health.

Chi Kung at the Feel Good Event.There were a variety of activities that carers could take part in including learning hand massage techniques, potting herbs and making bird feeders for the garden, Chi Kung (a gentle meditative exercise), good mood food information and recipes, and pamper sessions (therapies and manicures).

Carers were also given a 'Five-a-Day for Health and Happiness' goodie bag.

At the end of the event carers were asked to place their comments about the day on our 'Happy Tree'.

Carers learn hand massage techniques.

Some of the comments included:

"Lovely and relaxing day with great people."

"Had a lovely time today!  Relaxing and mixing with friends.  I'm going to try hand massage on my children.  I'm sure they will love it."

"Lovely morning, really enjoyed time out relaxing."

Thank you to all the individuals and organisations who were involved in making the day such a great success.