Feeling Good Week – Afternoon Tea special

Feeling Good Week – Afternoon Tea special

With the winter showing no sign of leaving us just yet, we could all do with a little something to help us feel good… With Hertfordshire’s ‘Feeling Good’ week just around the corner what better place to get started.

Feeling Good Week is an initiative developed by Hertfordshire County Council and the NHS, and takes place between 11th – 17th February. The aim is to encourage schools and the wider community to promote the emotional wellbeing of children and young people by raising awareness of mental health and showing where support can be accessed within the community.

Here at NHS East and North Hertfordshire CCG we have chosen to help young carers from across Hertfordshire to feel good about themselves and the amazing job they do on a daily basis.

On Thursday 14th February we have invited along a number of both young and adult carers to join us for a special Afternoon Tea at Mudlarks in Hertford. It’s a time for everyone to relax and share their experiences of being a carer. We hope this will help carers of all ages get an insight into the differences and shared experiences of everyone’s caring roles.

The Young Carers Service at charity Carers in Hertfordshire has been supporting the CCG on the project and Service Team leader Laura Green says: “It can be difficult for carers to get the opportunity to meet and relax with other carers. We aim to find ways to bring carers together so they do not feel isolated. Having a mix of both adult and younger carers at the afternoon tea will be fantastic. The conversations should be really interesting, and everyone involved is really looking forward to the afternoon.”

The event will be filmed so watch this space for an update on how the day went.

You can find out more about Feeling Good Week on the Healthy Young Minds in Herts website: https://www.healthyyoungmindsinherts.org.uk/home/feeling-good-week-february-2019

For more information about the free support and services Carers in Hertfordshire provides young carers and their families call 01992 58 69 69 or visit: ycih.org Or about the work East and North Hertfordshire do: www.enhertsccg.nhs.uk