Models for Heroes volunteers Keith and Malcolm put on a demonstration modelling session for Occupational Therapists and Psychotherapists working at the Berkshire Hospital Prospect Park. As part of Libraries Week, M4H had been invited to setup in the main entrance of the library. The mission was to provide a practical demonstration of the qualities of the activity to staff working with potential beneficiaries. We had several staff come and join us excitedly to get stuck in.
Following the session the remarks were 100% positive and all agreed that model making was a hobby that could provide a wellbeing by encouraging mindfulness. We also established links with the Berkshire NHS trust Veterans Complex Treatment Service while building model airplanes. A new hub for veterans is being organised to open in December.
Following on from the success of the session we are overjoyed to be invited to run sessions there.