Month of activities 
to focus on wellbeing

Shanti Bee, a community interest company set up by complementary therapists in the north east, is organising a series of activities intended to improve wellbeing in North Tyneside, Newcastle and Gateshead throughout this month.

Some 15 therapists and alternative health practitioners will be offering 25 activities including yoga, hula-hoop, meditation, voice workshops, sound therapy, massage, reflexology and reiki at six venues in return for donations of £15 to £30.

Rosie Mason, a complementary therapist from Byker in Newcastle, said: “People often say to me that they would like to try yoga or another activity, or that they would love to get a regular therapy session, but don’t have the time or the money.

“This project gives everyone an opportunity to try some unique wellbeing activities and just give what they can afford.

“Complementary therapies are not only beneficial in preventing illness and making people feel good in themselves, but can also greatly assist in the recovery process from a mental health illness, trauma or difficult period of life.”

The company says it aims to cater for people from all walks of life, including those at risk of social, cultural or economic exclusion, or suffering from mental health problems.

Activities are taking place in locations including Whitley Bay, Benwell, Heaton and Byker.

For further details, go to www.shantibee.co.uk or call 07527 728366.