Richard Gagen, a South Yorkshire Officer visited St Andrews following a family bereavement.
“I came up to Harrogate following a family bereavement , dad died suddenly. Coupled with the fact that I was feeling low and work commitments changed I became “over anxious". My doctor and occupational health thought a stay at the home may benefit me, and it certainly did.
I came up to Harrogate feeling drained, tired and quite literally depressed. From getting there and speaking to the triage nurse I started to feel less anxious and more relaxed almost immediately. A programme of exercise and relaxation was planned for me including massage, tai chi, yoga and relaxation classes. Sceptical about some but having received the treatments now fully subscribe to them all. I think you have to go into the sessions with an open mind and take as much as you can from each session.
I came back to force feeling a lot better, not 100% but nearly there, and continuing with some of the techniques I learnt at Harrogate, I now find myself in a better frame of both mind and body”
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