Spring Highlights 2022 from Guideposts

The latest newsletter from Guideposts, highlighting our spring activity and plans for our 50th Anniversary year celebrations. We focus on our mental health hub in Hertfordshire, with information on new services and members’ stories, together with lots of information, inspiration, and ideas to improve your wellbeing. Read on to discover some of our spring highlights!

The Queen’s Green Canopy

We were delighted to be joined by TV gardener Danny Clarke, “The Black Gardener”, to take part in the Queen’s Green Canopy project this spring. The project is a unique UK-wide tree planting initiative to mark and celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. Danny visited Guideposts’ Outdoor Wellbeing Hub in Oxfordshire, where he and our members planted 5 Silver Birches from The Woodland Trust. It was a fabulous day. Everyone was buzzing with the excitement of planting new life and connecting with others across the country through nature.

Sharing Stories

Sharing our members’ stories is at the heart of Guideposts. We were particularly touched by the experiences of Rita, who attends our yoga/breathing classes. Rita shared how the sessions have helped her overcome anxiety and depression:

“These sessions have been my lifeline – since I started, I stopped having suicidal thoughts.
I felt that someone cared, and was also given a powerful tool to help me manage my anxiety and depression. There is also a sense of community but there is no expectation of speaking about your feelings. It’s more about being aware of your thoughts and feelings and witnessing them. This is key to not being consumed by them.”

Read more of Rita’s story in our newsletter.

Celebrating Donors

Additionally, we also celebrate and thank our wonderful donors this Spring. CEO Matt Jones highlights the challenges faced this year: “We know the cost of living crisis that affects many of the people we support will also affect many of our donors. We thank you for any amount you are able to give. It truly makes a difference to people’s lives.”

Read our Spring Highlights newsletter and celebrate Guideposts’ achievements as we reflect on our past and look forward to our future.

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