Self-care is an important aspect to everyone’s mental health and wellbeing, and some of the people we support across Surrey Choices wanted to learn more about health and beauty, to boost their wellbeing, learn new skills and keep busy at home.
Some of the people we support expressed that lockdown had impacted their usual routines of getting ready for a day ahead of them, which was beginning to knock their confidence. As a result of this, they asked colleagues if someone could lead a virtual Health and Wellbeing Pampering session, which was set up by colleagues Emma Jackson and Paige Muscat who have a passion for health and beauty. Lots of people showed interest in learning new self care tips and the virtual sessions were a hit in no time. There were people attending from all areas of Surrey Choices such as from Nexus, The Knowle and EmployAbility.
One of the key aims of this session was to help people feel confident and independent once again. For some people, this means putting on makeup, or doing their hair which can make them feel a million times better, so the virtual pampering session was a way to get back into the routine of getting ready during lockdown.
One session taught people how to make their own face masks at home. They used a range of ingredients you can find around the house or easily buy at the supermarket, techniques to apply them to their skin and the different benefits the ingredients have on their skin.
The pampering sessions made everyone feel good about themselves. It was important to give some people a routine to get ready for the day which has made them feel a lot happier again.