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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside…….

 

Getting outdoors can give real boost to your mental health and wellbeing.

 

So for Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 we have created some outdoors fun that is for everyone to enjoy. Starting from Meon Shore and ending at Stokes Bay we have laid a trail of painted stones, some with inspirational words and messages for you to photograph and share on social media. Instructions can be found on the label on the reverse of the stones. All we ask is for you to kindly place them back where you found them.

 

There are 52 to find in total, so grab your friends and family and have fun!

 

START Meon Shore

999 what’s your emergency? Look below the clue for the first stone!

 

Walk east along the sea wall to the wooden gate at the beginning of Hill Head harbour.

 

Go through the gate and look down to your right, your next stone is here. Can you see me?

 

Walk around the harbour to the sailing club. There are 5 more stones hidden around the club green area. Leave no tree, post or fence unturned!

 

Walk along the front towards Lee on the Solent. There are some steps up the bank to the road. Somewhere lays another stone uphill but don’t go too fast this is a police speed check area! Walk long the road now about 100 yards.

 

It’s a Breeze of a place for breakfast or afternoon tea. Search the boat for your next stone.

 

Continue your walk down the road east and turn right into Crofton Lane and into Salterns Car Park.

 

14 colourful stones lay here in the grass edges of the car park, search the walls and buildings all around.

Continue along the shore towards The Shack. It’s not only ice creams that can be found here. Look up and down leave no rock unturned 7 more stones to be found here.

 

Head along the beach to the slipway opposite the Hovercraft museum. Its rock and roll all the way here for another 7 stones.

 

Continue East along the beach and head up to the memorial gardens area opposite where the penguins and bluebirds hang out for a cuppa. 2 stones might be a bit yucca and 6 have been ‘planted’ around here!

 

Stroll along the promenade to Elmore Angling club. See if you can land 2 stones here.

Head East and arrive ‘Bayside’ (Note if the flags are flying red you cannot walk across the beach at Browndown camp).

 

Our Final 6 stones can be located here. Time to put your feet up. Total distance = 4 miles approx.

 

Found a stone? Take a Pic with it and share it on our Solent Mind Facebook Page or Solent Mind Twitter Account!

 

Good luck and Enjoy!

 

#MHAW18

 

 

Peer Supports Get their Certificates

 

After completing their intense training course our new batch of peer supporters recently gained their ceriticates and are now planning to support the wellbeing advisors with workshops and host support groups in the local community. Congratulations to them and we welcome them to the team!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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