KERRY Mental Health Association has teamed-up with Tralee-based Michelle McElligott to promote mental wellbeing through the art of creating floral decorations at home.

Michelle, who creates stunning floral arrangements as a hobby, has given her time to demonstrate, on video, how to make floral arrangements at home, school or in community and mental health day centres.

The General Manager of Kerry Mental Health Association, John Drummey, said: “There are simple things we can do as part of our daily life to protect our mental health. Each of the Five Ways To Wellbeing – Connect | Be Active | Take Notice | Keep Learning | Give – can play a key part in helping each of us mind our mental health. Last Christmas we promoted this through the art of baking while this year, we’re embracing the fun and challenges associated with creating floral decorations. We are grateful to Michelle McElligott for giving her time to share her talent with viewers who will enjoy recreating her arrangements.”

In episode one, Michelle shows how to make a beautiful wreath/garland for the front door, the second is a novel Christmas cracker and the third is a table candle decoration.

Michelle is pictured in her kitchen at home being filmed by Adrian McCarthy from Grandview Media.

All three videos can be viewed on Kerry Mental Health Association’s Facebook page, Twitter feed and on the following YouTube links:

If you or someone you know is experiencing a personal crisis, is unable to cope and needs support, text HELLO to 50808. If your life is in imminent risk, call 112 or 999 for emergency help. Details of other resources are available from Local Supports – Kerry Mental Health Association. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Board, staff and volunteers in Kerry Mental Health Association.