Permaculture & Mental Health
"One in four adults and one in 10 children experience mental illness, and many more of us know and care for people who do."
Taking care of ourselves is important, regular exercise, eating healthy and socialising are important. When adversity hits, though, and we face challenging times or situations, our own wellbeing can suffer. Using permaculture design can help you to find the right methods and techniques for creating your own resilience toolkit. It can support you in times of adversity, helping to build emotional and physical resilience.
The Five Ways To Wellbeing are part of our own wellbeing toolkit and underpinning at Wyld Edges. They help us to check in with ourselves, ensuring we are taking the time to meet our wellbeing needs and promote good mental and physical health.
We are gradually growing the support and services we offer as Mental Health Peer Supporters
We offer peer support in the following ways:
Attending appointments for emotional support, helping to relieve stress and anxiety
Support with official paperwork or documents, if the supportee is too emotionally distressed to cope alone
Basic tech help - sometimes all that's needed is knowing how to write a letter on the computer or getting a laptop working again to work on a course.
An opportunity to attend one of our Patchwork Projects, connecting with nature