“Today is National Day of Reflection, a time to look back over what we have come through and how we can move forwards in a positive manner. We all know that the last 2 years have been really hard work, scary, isolating and mentally exhausting.
Whether you are at home or at work we all face challenges of a huge variety. We all need to offload from time to time; we all need to be heard; we all need to feel valued; we also all need to reflect on what was, what is and what can be. That’s what today is about. What have we learnt over the last 2 years about ourselves, our friends, our family, our colleagues and even our pets.
Maybe the biggest thing of all is that mental health is now readily spoken about, it is far more understood and there is a lot more support out there for us all now. Whereas once it was a taboo subject, now we ALL talk about it far more readily. So whilst the last 2 years have been really tough, there are positive things that have come out of it all. Like many workplaces, St Peter & St James Hospice is now offering mental health awareness training.
Please take time to reflect and to look after yourself mentally, physically and spiritually. There is more to each of us than you realise.”
Thank you to Debbie, our Spiritual Care Leader for her thoughts on National Day of Reflection. Marie Curie are offering a number of online events which you can find here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/get-involved/day-of-reflection/talks