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Wellness Café launches in Lerwick

Mind your Head and Voluntary Action Shetland (VAS) are working together to support a Wellness Café that launches on Thursday 9th November

They are being supported in this venture by Amanda Tait from Coffee and Keetchin, who is offering her premises as a venue for the café.  Mind Your Head and VAS see the Wellness Café as an opportunity to meet new people and start new conversations, which is a key factor in promoting good mental wellbeing.

Anouska Civico said, “Mind Your Head are excited to finally launch the Wellness Café.  It is an extension of the work that Mind Your Head do and will provide the opportunity for people to come together and take time out for themselves.  We all need to take care of ourselves and often we simply forget that.  Within Shetland we are getting much better at realising the importance of looking after ourselves and the impact that this can have on our own wellbeing. “

Karen Hannay said, “VAS work with unpaid carers and recognise the importance of opportunities for carers to take time out from their caring role.  Many carers spend so much time thinking about other people that they forget to look after themselves.  I am hoping that carers will take this opportunity to pop along to the café as an excuse to take a bit of timeout for themselves.”

Launching on Thursday 9th November, the café will run on the second Thursday of every month from 6.30-8pm and will be open to everyone.

For further information please contact:

Karen Hannay (Voluntary Action Shetland) – 01595 743923

Anouska Civico (Mind Your Head) – 01595 745035

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