Ladies from Rowlands Castle WI collect presents on behalf of Havant and East Hants Mind
Every year ladies from Rowlands Castle WI collect presents on behalf of Havant and East Hants Mind, for in-patients who are staying in local acute mental health wards and care homes over Christmas.
Today, on Christmas Day, people who do not have any family or who otherwise would not be receiving presents on Christmas Day will be receiving presents right now thanks to the kind generosity of Rowlands Castle WI who each year donate presents for many isolated people. Our advocacy team members visit isolated members of the community who may be sectioned under the mental health act or in care homes with no family to look after them or to ensure that their views are heard and their rights protected.
We know that poor mental health can lead to isolation when in the community, but when on a ward or a care home, away from family friends and the outside world, receiving presents from the community, who just want to let them know that they are remembered and missed can be a great comfort.
The presents were delivered to Havant and East Hants Mind by Mrs Sarah Lee, chair of the Rowlands Castle WI.
We’d like to thank the WI ladies for all their efforts and to all the care staff who are working on Christmas Day.
If you run a club and would like to do something to support mental health or Havant and East Hants Mind, please contact us on 02392 498916 or email [email protected]