Over the weekend, self-care parcels were delivered to team members across all sites and services full of goodies and complementary activities, which are running all week.
Everyone, from support workers and managers in our residential homes, supported living and community services to teachers and teaching assistants to have received a self-care box. It contains numerous items to promote positive mental health and physical well-being.
As part of the wellness week, daily activities have been organised, with something for everyone.
On Monday, Helen Richards from the Little Calm Company hosted the first of three, virtual sessions on self-massage and today, the team will be encouraged to join in some breathing exercises to reduce anxiety and stress and increase energy and encourage relaxation.
Laura Craig, the well-being lead, said: “It’s been a tough year for everyone. Our ‘Autism Wessex Heroes’ have set an extraordinary example of commitment, professionalism, and resilience. They have seamlessly, adapted to new ways of working to ensure our services have remained 100% open. Our colleagues have put the needs of our students and vulnerable adults first, working long and unsociable hours.
We have created this week so that they can find a moment to pause, draw breath and think about themselves and their own care. Even 10 minutes of uninterrupted, self-focussed time can be enormously beneficial.
We hope they join in with the planned activities and can’t wait to see the photographs of them modelling the tiger face masks. They’re gggrrrreat!!”