It's Mental Health Awareness Week and this year, more than ever the theme of 'kindness' is incredibly important.
Across MacIntyre during the COVID-19 crisis, we have seen so many acts of kindness, big and small, that have made a difference to the wellbeing and happiness of our staff and the people we support. So, we thought we would share a few with you.
Support for our staff
Our fantastic teams across the country have shown dedication and commitment to the people we support during this challenging time.
This week, our team in Leicester received a donation from their local Co-op, with a package containing tea, coffee and biscuits...everything needed for the perfect coffee break.
Support from the community
We have also been hearing how the people we support in High Wycombe have been receiving cards, phone calls and gifts from people in the local community, raising many smiles!
A helping hand
Recently, our team in Hampshire launched a project called 'Mac Homegrown' to encourage people we support across MacIntyre to try their hand at gardening and share their progress with one another.
We are delighted to share that the project has been met with enthusiasm from so many of our supporters. We have received donations of vegetable seeds, fertilizer (courtesy of Fiona MacDonald's horse Welly!) and gardening tools from Paul Berry and Tool Aid Ringwood.
Helping us to keep safe
Keeping our staff and the people safe is our top priority and we are touched when offers of support help us to achieve this. Last month, our teams in Worcestershire received a thoughtful donation of PPE equipment, including face shields from Christopher Whitehead Language College.
Thank you to everyone who has continued to support us!
If you would like to find out more about supporting us, there are plenty of ways to get involved! Whether you choose to play our MacIntyre Lottery, would like to make a donation or get involved with one of our fundraising activities, you will be helping to make a difference to the lives of the people we support.