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Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

At Craig Healthcare, we understand the importance of mental health and the vital role it plays in overall wellbeing. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week, West Farm has organised various activities and initiatives to highlight the significance of mental health for our residents and staff.

As part of our activities, we have encouraged residents and staff to engage in creative tasks. Colouring has been a particularly popular activity, offering a relaxing and meditative outlet for self-expression. The therapeutic benefits of colouring are well-documented, as it helps reduce stress and anxiety while developing mindfulness.

We have also focused on promoting acts of kindness and gratitude within our community. Staff members have prepared thoughtful gifts and messages of appreciation and these small gestures have a big impact, fostering a sense of community and support.

Mental Health Awareness Week also provided an opportunity for residents and staff to strengthen their connections through shared experiences. Discussions about mental health have been encouraged, creating a safe space for individuals to share their thoughts and feelings. This open dialogue is crucial for reducing stigma and promoting mental wellness.

Our manager at West Farm said: “Mental Health Awareness Week is a reminder that we all need to look out for each other. By creating a supportive environment, we can ensure that everyone feels valued and heard. Working together, we can create a nurturing environment that supports the mental health of both our residents and staff and build a strong, supportive community.”







What people are saying

  • "I am very pleased with how my mother has settled in and generally how supportive and caring the staff are. This has given us peace of mind knowing that she is safe & well looked after. Thank you."

  • "Our mum has been a resident at Cramlington House for over a year and we have nothing but praise for the friendly, approachable staff and management. We always feel like part of an extended family and when we visit nothing is too much bother. We are completely happy with the standard of care, support and understanding we all receive as a family."

  • "From the first day, I knew it was the place for my mum. Clean, friendly staff, lovely environment! My mum would not get the opportunity to do the activities she is experiencing if she was not in Cramlington House. It is home from home and we can visit anytime. I can't say enough of how great Cramlington House is. "

  • "This is an absolutely superb care facility. The staff say that this is the home of the residents, in which they work - and they evidence that philosophy every day. In the last months of our mother's long life, we took comfort form the fact that she was safe and secure, being well-fed and looked after. The entire care team are brilliant. "

  • "All the staff at West Farm have provided such wonderful care, compassion and support to my auntie. We both feel incredibly lucky to have found West Farm, it’s been the perfect home for my auntie. I can honestly say, hand on heart, every aspect of the care provided by each member of staff at West Farm has been outstanding."