Mental Health Aberdeen is holding a range of activities this week to encourage the public to learn more about relationships and the impact they can have on health and wellbeing.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, the charity is holding a range of activities and events across the north-east to encourage people to find out more about the services and support on offer.
The charity’s chief executive, Astrid Whyte, said: “The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week is relationships and we want to highlight how crucial they are both in terms of maintaining good mental health and helping when someone is facing mental health difficulties.
“Often they are something people take for granted in daily life but for those who find it difficult to form relationships or find supportive ones, we want to do more.
“Relationships are as crucial as established lifestyle factors, such as a healthy diet and exercise and this is exemplified by our companions befriending service, which offers supportive, reliable relationships to people who would otherwise be socially isolated.
“As well as companions, we run a hugely varied programme of services and are giving people the opportunity to find out more at a number of events this week.”
Events being held by MHA include a “knit and natter” tomorrow, from 10am-4pm at the Inverythan Centre in Ellon. The team will also be at the Conversation Cafe in Peterhead Library from 10am-noon, and will be available to answer any questions.
On Thursday, MHA’s Nexus project – which connects people with activities to suit them – is holding a mindfulness workshop at The King Street Centre in Peterhead from 10am-noon.