On Feb 1st The Parish Nurses of CCB and St Georges West Island held their 2nd workshop at St Georges church.. This time the focus was on mental health issues.
Lisa-Anne Migliaccio (Parish Nurse) discussed the many different ways our mental health can effect our everyday lives. She talked about depression : incidence, prevalence and approaches to treatment She also gave a detailed presentation of the medication available and how to access other means of support.
Eleanor Frew (Parish Nurse) discussed anxiety and gave us tips on how to deal with this in an ever increasing world of demands.
One of these included our very own Dr Rev Neal Mancor giving us a demonstration of Chi Gong, which is an ancient Chinese practise that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention in a form of gentle exercise composed of movements that are repeated a number of times, often stretching the body, increasing fluid movement and building awareness of how the body moves through space. The objective of Neal’s presentation was to give the message that exercise, which is great for mental health, isaccessible to all regardless of their ability.
Check out a Facebook live video of the evening here
For more information on Parish Nursing contact Parish Nurse Co-Ordinator
Lisa-Anne Migliaccio 514 293 8249