With funding granted by the Staff Lottery Bids Panel, the Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) garden has been transformed into an inviting and interactive space for patients to enjoy and utilise as part of their therapy.

The funding was used to purchase outdoor musical equipment, situated at certain points within the garden adding an interactive experience throughout the area. The instruments will have a positive impact on patient’s health and wellbeing, helping them engage with musical activities and outdoor sensory interventions, promote independence, developing daily routines, with the aim of improving mental health and wellbeing. 

On Tuesday 19th July, MHSOP wards celebrated the official launch of the spruced-up outdoor space with a garden party. Patients and staff enjoyed refreshments, activities and entertainment throughout the day. The team are delighted to put the new equipment to full use, and to see how the addition of the musical instruments positively affects the health and wellbeing of MHSOP patients.

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