Staff working at Worle Health Centre were able to benefit from some mobile meditation when they were visited by local Weston-super-Mare start-up CalmaMe.
Sirona provides adult and children’s community health services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
CalmaMe is the first company in the UK to offer a mobile meditation centre in the form of a converted horse trailer. It’s designed to be a covid-secure, calming and private space for people to relax and practise mindfulness.
Research is in the early stages, but some studies have suggested that, over time, mindfulness can contribute to improved mental and physical wellbeing and just five minutes of deep breathing, reflection and tension release can work to decrease stress levels and overall productivity.
It was certainly a hit with our Community Phlebotomist Lynda Rogers who said:
“I thought it was amazing and just a lovely experience and perfect in these surreal times. Could do with this every week!”
Joanna Keen, our Assistant Locality Manager at Weston, Worle and Villages Locality said:
“Our staff have been working so hard over the last year caring for others and it was so kind of CalmaMe to offer this experience free for our key workers. It’s so important that our staff feel they can take time out of their day to relax and destress and an experience like this is really beneficial to both their health and mental well-being.”