Mental Health Awareness Week

Rowena replied on 16/05/2019 14:53

Posted on 16/05/2019 14:53

This Mental Health Awareness Week the Club are looking at the positive impacts of spending time in the great outdoors on mental health and well-being. Some benefits to bringing nature into your everyday life are:

▪️ Reduced feelings of stress or anger
▪️ Improvements to physical health
▪️ Improving your overall mood*

Many of the Club's campsites can be found in beautiful, tranquil locations to enable members to enjoy their favourite pastimes of cycling and walking. From the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands to the unforgettable panoramic views of the Cornish coastline, here are the Club's top sites for a peaceful holiday.


*Source: Mind

Wherenext replied on 18/05/2019 20:07

Posted on 18/05/2019 20:07

Thankfully, I've not been affected by these issues, although some of my family have, but I do know that stress levels can be reduced significantly after even a short break away in the caravan. We found this out when I was working and running my own company and again when looking after FiL when he lived with us and had Dementia. The value of caravanning cannot be underestimated in our wellbeing. It reset the clock every single time.

I hope that anyone touched by mental health issues finds a way of coping with it and if getting out and about with the help of our hobby helps then all well and good. Good Luck.

Oscarmax replied on 31/05/2019 14:40

Posted on 31/05/2019 14:40

14 year ago a suffered a severe brain injury fortunately I am one of the lucky ones and been able to carry on caravanning, I may be a little strange and use a mobility scooter but I still going for it.

Freddy55 replied on 06/06/2019 21:20

Posted on 06/06/2019 21:20

I hesitated to reply to this, because of the stigma/preconceptions. I have for quite a long time suffered from depression. I have to say, ‘getting away from it all’ does wonders for me.

jonray57 replied on 12/06/2019 11:24

Posted on 06/06/2019 21:20 by Freddy55

I hesitated to reply to this, because of the stigma/preconceptions. I have for quite a long time suffered from depression. I have to say, ‘getting away from it all’ does wonders for me.

Posted on 12/06/2019 11:24

Long may your caravanning help you, Freddy smile

jonray57 replied on 12/06/2019 11:29

Posted on 31/05/2019 14:40 by Oscarmax

14 year ago a suffered a severe brain injury fortunately I am one of the lucky ones and been able to carry on caravanning, I may be a little strange and use a mobility scooter but I still going for it.

Posted on 12/06/2019 11:29

Glad you're able to continue with our wonderful pastime (ps nowt strange about mobility scooters wink)

Kevin Switzer replied on 16/06/2019 07:28

Posted on 16/05/2019 14:53 by Rowena

This Mental Health Awareness Week the Club are looking at the positive impacts of spending time in the great outdoors on mental health and well-being. Some benefits to bringing nature into your everyday life are:

▪️ Reduced feelings of stress or anger
▪️ Improvements to physical health
▪️ Improving your overall mood*

Many of the Club's campsites can be found in beautiful, tranquil locations to enable members to enjoy their favourite pastimes of cycling and walking. From the lochs and glens of the Scottish Highlands to the unforgettable panoramic views of the Cornish coastline, here are the Club's top sites for a peaceful holiday.


*Source: Mind

Posted on 16/06/2019 07:28

Hi, Just a word, and thank you really, My wife suffers from early onset Dementia, what is really useful is for us to use the disabled shower facilities when on sites as they usually have a key entry. She gets lost/ confused when using the ladies showers when on her own. We have stayed on other sites where anyone can and do use the disabled whether they really need to or not.

 

EasyT replied on 16/06/2019 07:48

Posted on 16/06/2019 07:28 by Kevin Switzer

Hi, Just a word, and thank you really, My wife suffers from early onset Dementia, what is really useful is for us to use the disabled shower facilities when on sites as they usually have a key entry. She gets lost/ confused when using the ladies showers when on her own. We have stayed on other sites where anyone can and do use the disabled whether they really need to or not.

 

Posted on 16/06/2019 07:48

Not all disbilities are obvious. We are on the 5th day of a 6 week tour and stayinng on a C&CC site. I do not have a blue badge and have been using the disabled shower facilities. We were given a pitch about 150 feet from the block. At present, without a stick to lean on that is far enough. If you saw me walk further you would realise that I had a problem but I can hold it together that far ....... just. So before you cticise others walk a mile in their shoes, or in my case, 50yds. wink