Taking time out to relax at support charity

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Thu 25th April 2024

Participants of a support charity’s sessions have been taking time out to relax as part of the organisation’s part in Stress Awareness Month.
Callum’s Voice, which is situated within Alfreton House, hosts regular crafts sessions for young people to enjoy.
Founded in memory of Callum who was tragically lost to suicide at just at 18 in April 2019, Callum’s Voice was originally a Community Interest Company (CIC) and then became a fully registered charity in February 2020.
A spokesman for the charity said on Tuesday (April 23): “Our Time out Tuesday Drop in session was back today after a two week break over Easter.
“Following on from our activities yesterday at the Home Ed Chill and Chat and with April being Stress Awareness Month (as well as Autism Acceptance Month) at today’s drop in session we discussed the Stress Bucket analogy and ways we can let out some of the stress so our buckets don’t overflow.
“We discussed the importance of taking some time out for ourselves and the ways we can relax and unwind when we need to and we got to put some of those ideas in to practice at todays session.”

They continued: “We sat quietly briefly awaiting to see if any birds came to our bird feeder when along came a robin – we like to think this was Callum paying us a visit.
“We did some mindful colouring which we always find therapeutic and one of our young people got to relax in our sensory hug canoe in our relaxation room ‘The Peace Pod.”

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