An event was held to say thank you to all supporters of the community garden. Sean, who is supported by mirus in Maesteg, and also volunteers in the garden, was there to represent mirus.
We currently have ten members of staff trained as champions, who promote openness about mental health throughout the organisation through our staff Facebook pages, intranet and in person at events.
The champions have had a positive impact on staff by raising visibility of mental ill health. They have also reported feeling empowered as they now have the knowledge to support their colleagues.
Sam, Bridgend Support Worker says: “I know that talking to someone who has gone through similar experiences can be beneficial. I want to make a change in mirus and in Wales.”