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Health and well-being event hits Westminster

2 April 2015
Westminster MIND event visitor taking part in the craft sessions.

A health and well-being day saw local Westminster residents get together for an afternoon of fun and creativity, thanks to funding from Sanctuary Housing.

Event organisers, Westminster MIND, saw dozens of visitors at the event which hosted children’s entertainment, mini make-overs, health check-ups, lessons on posture and body movement, and crafty workshops.

The aim of the event was to bring the community together and help reduce isolation, while also providing advice and information on managing long term health to residents.

Sanctuary worked with Westminster MIND to promote the event to the large number of residents they have in the local area.

The day also featured a singing workshop by the Choir With No Name and a gentle exercise taster from the CLCH Trust.  It was further supported by local partners including Living WellMunro Health Co-op, Flower Press Arts and Portugal Prints.

Sanctuary resident and attendee, Rita Walker, said: “I really liked this event as I’ve learnt a lot of interesting things. I have also signed up to a creative writing and painting and printing class.

“I am a carer for my husband and the classes will allow me to have a bit of time to myself.”

Meghan Zinkewich-Peotti, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, commented: “We were delighted to support Westminster MIND to organise this event for the local community. All our partners at the event offered a range of valuable services to Westminster residents who can now benefit from the opportunities on offer.”

Residents were also able to access information on the day from Westminster Boating BaseMigrants Resource CentrePeople First and Women’s African Network Development UK.

This event contributed to Westminster MIND’s work to improve the lives of anyone affected by mental health issues through the provision of services and by challenging stigma and discrimination.