Last week saw the Meadow Park Treatment and Recovery centre open its doors to celebrate Men’s Health Week, a national event promoting physical and mental well-being.
Meadow Park is a Treatment and Recovery Centre in Ellesmere Port for people with mental health needs. As part of Alternative Futures Group, the centre supports men and women on a pathway to recovery and promotes independence and community connections.
The open day was a great opportunity for people to visit the centre and find out how things work and see the support available.
In addition to meeting the team and people supported, visitors were able to find advice on physical health from registered nurses and take part in fitness activities with a qualified Physical Trainer. A specially prepared healthy buffet lunch helped people to replace the calories they’d burned off during the day and guests were treated to some stirring entertainment from the Cambria Welsh Marching Band. The walking group went to Moel Famau and the in-house sporting equipment was used for competitions and the outdoor exercise training.
Every year, Alternative Futures Group, whose head office is in Prescot on Merseyside, supports more than 1200 people with learning disabilities and mental health needs. This is achieved by providing around the clock support within the community, in peoples own homes or in one of eight specialist treatment and recovery centres.
Jane O’Rourke, the Registered Manager at Meadow Park said: “Today’s event was part of Men’s Health Week, but we’ve made sure there was something for everyone and it’s good to raise awareness of health issues for men and women. It’s been a great day and we love to build connections with the community by inviting people along to see the work we do.”
More information about Meadow Park and AFG can be found by visiting www.alternativefuturesgroup.org.uk or by visiting our Facebook page, ‘AFG Support’. You can also follow us on Twitter @AFGSupport