Food is vital to our physical and mental wellbeing.
To explore this, the Trust have launched ‘Food for Thought’, the membership campaign for 2014.
Food for Thought will explore the connection between food and mental health, in particular how food impacts on mood. The emotive and therapeutic aspects of food for wellbeing will also be examined, such as connecting kneading bread with mindfulness and baking as a way to tackle depression.
Food is intricately linked with our everyday lives, it can act as a social and cultural way for people to recount memories, share knowledge, make new connections and forge friendships.
Through the campaign’s Food School, you will be able to find out what food items are linked with improving mood, check out healthy recipes, find out information about seasonal produce as well as get tips on how to grow your own produce and eat well on a budget.
Everyone is welcome to get involved with the campaign, here’s a few ways you can do that:
Become a member– By becoming a member of the Trust you will be kept up to date with news about the campaign. It is free to sign up as a member, simply email FTmembership.firstname.lastname@example.org , call 0113 30 55900 or visit www.leedsandyorkpft.nhs.uk/membership/foundationtrust/Becomeamember
Send in your recipes - Share your treasured recipes by emailing them to FTmembership.email@example.com or posting them on the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Facebook page. Don’t forget to tell us why you love making these recipes.
Write a blog – Do you have an interest in growing your own produce? Why not share that with us in a blog post? Staff from across the Trust will be writing blog posts about the importance of food and nutrition too, these can be read at www.lypftblog.net
If you are interested in supporting the campaign, please call 0113 30 55900 or email FTmembership.firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find all the latest news about the campaign on the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Facebook page.
Throughout the campaign we will be tying in our work with that of existing initiatives such as Change4Life, Leeds Let's Change, City of York Council, Leeds City Council, Zest for Life, Ministry of Food,