Celebrating the diamond jubilee in Honley with afternoon tea


People who use services at Enfield Down in Honley did their bit to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee by hosting a day of celebrations and invited their families, carers and staff to come along and celebrate with them.

On Friday 1st June people currently staying at the unit enjoyed a special ‘English breakfast’ in the morning and hosted an afternoon tea party later, complete with homemade cakes and scones.

Enfield Down is an inpatient unit that provides recovery and rehabilitation services for people experiencing mental health problems who need a longer time to re-establish their independence.

The afternoon tea party was held in the courtyard at the unit, which had been decorated by people at the unit with themed bunting, posters and plants from the unit’s garden.

Audra Braithwaite, Occupational Therapist technical instructor at Enfield Down said, "It was a lovely day of celebration which people staying at the unit, their families and members of staff had the opportunity to get involved with. Everyone helped to decorate the courtyard with themed decorations and the flower baskets that we put up had been planted with red, white and blue flowers.

"Taking part in a social occasion such as this is an opportunity for those currently using our services to develop their social skills, take part in a purposeful activity that can increase their independence and feel included in an event that is being celebrated across the country."

Enfield Down is provided by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which provides mental health and learning disability services in Kirklees.

Celebrating the diamond jubilee in Honley with afternoon tea

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