Golders Green's Mental Health Awareness Weekend
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Wednesday 20th January 2021

Golders Green have put together a fantastic programme for Mental Health Awareness Weekend, which will be taking place this Sunday 24th January over Zoom. The past year has been exceptionally challenging and it is more important than ever to access and practice healthy wellbeing practices. The programme is dedicated to the memory of Daniel Beckman z”l.

Family Yoga

To start off the day there will be a family morning yoga session led by Kerrie Josephs a certified Yoga instructors.

Tapping into Wellness

The session will begin with a short discussion with an expert panel about creating and engaging in healthy wellness behaviours during stressful times. Following this there will be four Wellness Experience sessions to choose from. These will be happening concurrently, so you will need to sign up ahead of time to the session that interests you most.

  • Deep Relaxation and Guided Imagery with Dr Sue Gessler (Clinical Psychologist). Join Sue for a deeply relaxing experience of this evidence-based technique to encourage mental wellbeing.
  • Pilates: Mind Body Movement with Abi Finley (Certified Pilates Instructor). Get your workout gear ready to engage in some movement that will relieve stress and leave you feeling stronger 
  • Exploration through Art with Naomi Birnbaum (Certified Art Therapist). A hands-on session that will show you how art can provide stress relief and introspection about things going on in your life. Please have basic art materials at the ready. 
  • How to have Helpful Conversations: Practical Tips with Anna Woodward (Jewish Care, Senior Learing an Development Advisor). A practical session giving guidance about how to start conversations with others who are struggling. 

The session will end with everyone coming together for final reflections. 

    To participate in a session you must sign up on the website and select your preferred choice by clicking here.

    Zoom login details for the evening: https://yulife.zoom.us/j/97991048980?pwd=TFJwMldmeGErMEF2dHlyZTBNeE8rQT09

    By Joanna Linden