Peter visits the Manor & Castle Springboard Social Café on behalf of Flourish and finds a warm welcome. He discovers a good mix of people from different backgrounds enjoying the various activities and speakers that are run fortnightly.
Competition runner-up: Mindfulness and Meditation in Schools
Fabien shares his idea on how to make Sheffield a more mental health friendly city as part of our competition. He suggests that introducing meditation or mindfulness classes in schools will help people feel more relaxed and improve their mental health.
My idea to make Sheffield a more mental health
friendly city is to create local mindfulness or
meditation classes, in all schools and across Sheffield. They would be run to
help make people more relaxed and stop worrying.
When you get this relaxed sensation you tend
to feel a lot more happy and care-free.
At these mindfulness classes, there should also be a
chance to socialise and make friends. It should be made
for people with mental illnesses but anyone can
join because everyone can be a friend to those who are mentally ill.
By Fabien D. Leigh aged 10