Mental health project a success

The Healthy Living Centre in Old Warren, together with local partners, has developed support packages to make it easier for people to ‘Take 5’ steps to help their wellbeing.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 12:12 pm
The Connected Minds Youth Committee

The Take 5 support package has been funded by the Department for Communities as part of the Warm Well and Connected programme and is a proven way to promote and protect our mental health.

The contents of the packs have been planned by The Connected Minds Youth Committee of the Connected Minds good mental health project for Lisburn. They have provided 1800 Take 5 packs to adults and young people living across the South East.

Eve Lee from the Connected Minds Youth Committee said: “Creating the Take 5 packs has been a great team building experience for all of us, and I am really impressed by how the packs turned out, especially since we had to do it all via Zoom.”

Ben Lewis added: “I personally think Take 5 will help make young people more aware of the services in their local area.”

Professor Siobhan O’Neil, Northern Ireland’s Interim Mental Health Champion has shown her support for the Take 5 programme, saying: “I would like to congratulate the Youth Committee on their thoughtful ideas for the packs.

“It is a great way of encouraging people and communities to use the Take 5, and I am sure that many will be so grateful to receive these beautiful gifts to remind them of the importance of self-care.”