Patients and staff at a AFG’s six independent hospital are taking part in activities to mark Mental Health Awareness Week culminating in a fun sports day.

The hospitals will be holding special events throughout the week, which has the theme of ‘movement’, with the sports day on Saturday May 18th.

The sports day, complete with celebratory buffet and medal ceremony, will follow a week including other wellbeing and exercise events such as a step-count competition and a ‘come dine with me’ event. 

Emma Worrall, head of mental health for the charity, said: “Movement and exercise is an integral part of mental health and we incorporate this as part of our holistic approach to helping our patients to improve.

“Regular movement can help reduce stress and anxiety and really does have an impact on your mental health. I’m looking forward to a lovely sports day on Saturday and seeing how much fun we can have with one afternoon of competition!”

Alternative Futures Group runs six dedicated and highly-rated mental health hospitals across the North West as well as residential properties and community-based settings. 

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