ADTRAC Denbighshire: Food and Mood Wellbeing Day
The Denbighshire ADTARC team and project participants took part in a food and mood wellbeing day as part of mental health awareness week earlier this year.
For mental health awareness week, they decided to deliver a food and mood wellbeing day based in the environment at the Hwb in Denbigh. This was to address issues that had arisen such as negative body image, not eating due to the cost of food, unhealthy diets and low mood. Five participants attended and they began by discussing how a healthy diet can positively impact on your mental health, and provided fact sheets to go along with this. They then went for a walk up to Denbigh Castle and completed a mindfulness session in the sun on a bank outside the castle.
Everyone gained a lot of new information on healthy eating and that you can still eat healthily on a budget.
The group then returned to the Hwb where they had the opportunity to taste healthy alternative snacks and cooked chicken fajitas. In addition to the dietary information and mindfulness, friendships were made and moods an optimism were lifted.
Everyone left with a goodie bag of food, factsheets (including a cost comparison sheet and menu/food diary notebook) and a reusable water bottle.