A WELLNESS Retreat has been set up in Touchwood to help tackle loneliness as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
The retreat is offering free 15 minute back or leg massages and a place to relax and chat with a Wellness team.
It is being run by a group of volunteers from Push On Wellbeing (POW) in Chelmsley Wood – a community interest company that aims to improve physical and mental wellbeing within Solihull.
The retreat, located next to Starbucks in the shopping centre, is open from 10am until 3pm everyday until Saturday.
Teressa Farrell, founder of POW, said: “Since 2015 POW has been paving the way for better wellbeing in Solihull and we are proud to have helped hundreds of people so far.
“The work we do aims to fill essential gaps within our community through dance, fitness, meditation and aromatherapy programmes designed to improve mental health.”
Mental Health Awareness Week, runs until this Sunday, May 15 and is an annual event designed to engage the whole of the UK and improve mental wellbeing throughout communities.
The theme for this year’s event is loneliness – a poignant topic given the isolation felt by many during the pandemic.
Tony Elvin, general manager at Touchwood, said: “Everyone is welcome at the retreat, even if you just fancy a cuppa and a chat to break up your day – we look forward to meeting you.”