Elmleigh Occupational Therapy Team

Elmleigh Hospital is a 34 bed acute mental health hospital in Havant, Hampshire. We care for individuals in mental health crisis and support them to achieve a level of stability and recovery to live a life more meaningful to them. We believe in the provision of opportunities for our inpatients to provide them with purpose, meaning and enjoyment during a time that may be extremely difficult for them. Sport in mind is a charity which speaks to us in terms of using occupation to support mental health recovery and wellbeing. At Elmleigh, we have recently met with Sport in Mind to begin a partnership to provide further sporting and exercise opportunities to our inpatients. With raising this money, we hope to support Sport in mind generally and with provision of services to Elmleigh Hospital.

We will be completing a cycle relay consisting of multiple bikes and dozens of staff and inpatients. The aim will be for each bike to have cycled a minimum of 47 miles (London to Brighton) between the hours of 9-5. A further aim will be for the bikes to not be left unattended and for cycling to continue throughout the day until the clock hits 5pm. We hope to complete over 47 miles per bike, showing what an achievement this will be. The event is not only to raise money for Elmleigh, it is to bring staff and inpatients together for this important cause.

Elmleigh Occupational Therapy Team