Bee1, a Welsh beekeeping firm, is delivering wellbeing sessions to NHS workers in Wales, providing recommendations and bee-related activities to enhance the mental health of medical professionals during the pandemic.
The Senior Matron of Corporate Nursing at Swansea Bay University Health Board, comments:
“Following the initial Covid 19 outbreak, the impact on staff mental health has been a major concern to us all at NHS trusts. With that in mind, we ran a series of one-day wellness sessions at Liberty stadium for our staff throughout. Bee1 provided their services free of charge every week and spoke passionately about mental health, the fact that beekeeping is a recommended activity for those suffering with PTSD etc. It also has many other benefits e.g. getting outdoors, a sense of purpose, seeing nature locally etc. The feedback has been hugely positive, however we are aware that no such facility exists locally for staff and their families to attend.”
“We would obviously be delighted to see such a facility available to our staff and would be happy to profile and support any such project.”
Mark Douglas, Founder of Bee1, says:
“It was a true honour to deliver these wellbeing sessions to NHS workers and we have been thrilled with the response and feedback we have received. It is our aim to further promote the wellbeing benefits to beekeeping which are largely untapped”.