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World Mental Health Day is a global day for mental health education, awareness and advocacy against the social stigma. Thursday 10th of October is a day for celebrating the global community that this campaign (started in 1992) has created. By raising awareness of this campaign we help to create a unifying voice that supports people to feel hopeful, empowered and to take action to create a lasting change.

Here in Harborne we have plenty of businesses that can help to support positive mental health and wellbeing. Read on to find out more about some businesses right on your doorstep…

Barefoot Birmingham, 7 High Street – more info here

Yoga is said to increase body awareness, relieve stress, reduce muscle tension, sharpen attention and calm and centre the nervous system. It has also been proven to have many positive benefits on mental health. If this is something you would be interested in, we’re very lucky to have a wonderful Barefoot Birmingham studio in Harborne (7 High Street). Barefoot offer lots of different yoga classes and styles, all classes can be found on their website here. They also are running a welcome offer for new members, £30 for 30 days of unlimited classes. Namaste!

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Anam Caim Wellbeing Centre, 162 High Street – more info here

Anam Caim Wellbeing Centre (162 High Street) is an alternative medicine practitioner. A place of connection and a space to unwind. Anam Caim translates from Gaelic as ‘Soul Sanctuary’. It is a safe place where you can take time out just for you. You can book an informal chat with owner Jen to get you on the right track to connecting your soul and unleashing your inner being through their services of either meditation or Reiki energy healing. 

Harbin Therapies, 47 High Street – more info here

Acupuncture and massage therapy has been used as an effective form of stress relief for decades. The practice can help improve emotional and mental health, well-being and ease symptoms associated with specific mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression. 

Harbin Therapies (47 High Street) specialises in traditional Chinese medicine but also provide both, acupuncture, navel acupuncture and even acupressure, reflexology, guasha and cupping. If you would like to book yourself in with the wonderful owner Sarah then head over to her website.

Harborne Pool & Fitness, Lordswood Road – more info here

Exercise is scientifically proven to be a mood booster, decreasing symptoms of both depression and anxiety. It also increases self-esteem, self-confidence and can even help you get a better sleep at night! Harborne Pool & Fitness have an extensive list of classes in both the gym and the swimming pool. 

Holland & Barrett 99A High Street – more info here

Our local Holland & Barrett store stocks plenty of natural teas, vitamins, supplements, snacks and oils to help with any stress you may be feeling. They also have an amazing section on their website, dedicated to all things mental health. From symptoms to recovery, lots of beneficial articles to read through.

Rennaisance, 10a Station Road – more info here

Last but not least, Rennaisance (10a Station Road) offers an amazing range of services that may help with yours or someone you know, journey through mental health. They provide psychotherapy, physiotherapy, holistic therapies, counselling psychology, counselling, organic facials, Reiki and much more.

If you would like to enquire about any of the above, pop over to their website for full listings and appointment booking. 

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