Supporting Mental Health with Young Minds at Grove House

Oliver, one of our Supported Accommodation residents at Grove House, along with his key worker, Ben Hodgson recently completed a walk for Young Minds Mental Health Day.

Unfortunately, Oliver experienced the heartbreaking loss of his mother in February of this year, following her battle with mental health issues. As a result, Oliver has been facing his own challenges with his mental well-being. The compassionate team at Grove House has been providing Oliver with the necessary support, and as a result, he has begun to feel more positive, which has inspired Oliver to take action to show his support to others who may be in a similar position.

Oliver and Ben, represented Young Minds, and completed the Pen-Y-ghent Peak in memory of his mum.  Pen-y-ghent is a classic Yorkshire walk that consists of a circular route starting from Horton-in-Ribblesdale, and climbs gently up Brackenbottom Scar, and then follows the Pennine Way on the climb to the 694m high summit. It is the lowest of the Yorkshire 3 peaks.

The route has great scenery and panoramic views of the whole area, however, the walk itself was no easy feat, but Oliver and Ben tackled it with determination and resilience. Step by step, they conquered the challenging terrain.  Oliver couldn’t help but feel a sense of peace wash over him as he took in the panoramic scenery. It was as if the world was telling him that there is so much more to life than the pain he had experienced. Completing the walk was not just about raising awareness for Young Minds, it was about Oliver reclaiming his own strength and resilience. It was a statement to himself and to the world that he would not let this struggle define him.

Arriving at the summit Oliver was greeted with a beautiful rainbow “that’s my mum”, he said.  It was a powerful moment for Oliver, a reminder that even in the darkest times, there is always hope.

Oliver’s journey is still ongoing, but with every step he takes, he’s getting closer to healing. The amazing staff at Grove House are there for him, providing a strong support system that will help him through the toughest moments. He’s also surrounded by a wonderful community of people who truly understand his pain and are always ready to lend a helping hand when he needs it.

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