St Mungo's offering 'therapy' life-skills course to residents

St Mungo's, the London homelessness charity, has taken on the summer festival spirit with the offer of complementary therapies including drumming workshops, reflexology and horse-riding.

The week of taster sessions formed part of the charity's support to homeless men and women with mental health problems resident at its two Westminster care homes.

"Complementary therapy and activities are even more important for homeless people as they have often led such isolated lives," said Claire Usher, St Mungo's life-skills worker. "The drumming session was a lot of fun. The sessions really help to build up their confidence."

The workshops, which included acupressure, mosaics and art therapy, were organised in partnership with Westminster NHS and Westminster Adult Education College.

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