Home Instead has produced a wellbeing and mental health toolkit for its care professionals and we wanted to share the useful guide more widely through our website.
To support World Mental Health Day on 10th October, we are publishing our Home Instead Wellbeing Toolkit for carers. Initially designed for our own amazing care professionals, the toolkit contains lots of practical tips and advice for anyone who wants to develop their own strategies for improved mental health. Caregiving can be a tremendously rewarding job and we encourage all of our care professionals to build close relationships with their clients but that means the role can also be an emotional one. This toolkit addresses the emotional demands of the job as well as the stresses of everyday life and it sits alongside the training and support that we offer on a daily basis.
Demonstrating our support for mental health awareness, Home Instead owner, Peter Bath cycled 1,200 miles solo from John O’Groats to Land’s End completely unsupported. Raising over £3,500 for MIND, Peter completed the challenge in 14 days. Unfortunately the route did not travel through our Stourbridge, Hagley and Halesowen area as Peter preferred the hills of Wales adding to a total of 76,000 feet of climbing. After completing the job and reaching Land’s End, Peter explained that he felt the choice of the physical challenge needed to reflect the scale of the mental health challenge across the UK and that the money raised reflects how many people appreciate the size of the problem and want to help.
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