A SOLIHULL woman is helping people to look after their mental health during the pandemic by sharing her passion of sewing.
Lorna Hulme began running All About The Sew workshops in Solihull four years ago, but since Covid-19, has been unable to run her face to face classes.
The 41-year-old said: “It was clear to me that through spending more time at home, socialising less and facing lots of uncertainty, people would need to take really good care of their mental health.”
Inspired by ‘The mental health emergency’, a document produced by Mind, the mental health charity in June, Lorna leapt into action.
The report read: ‘The coronavirus pandemic will leave a deep and lasting scar on the mental health of millions in this country.
‘The devastating loss of life, the impact of lockdown and loneliness, and the inevitable recession that lies ahead will affect all of us.
‘Prioritising mental health has never been more critical than it is now’.
The answer for Lorna was going online with classes to help people learn the therapeutic skill of sewing from the safety of their own homes.
Lyn Clowes, one of Lorna’s students, said: “Lorna’s zoom workshops have been a great opportunity to meet and inter-act with Lorna and others to learn new skills and share our lives through lockdown.
“It’s been a lovely way of getting together.
“Overall, sewing has helped me so much with my mental health during lockdown giving me purpose, enjoyment, creativity, learning and a place I can lose myself when things get tough. I really can’t imagine my life without it!”
To find out more, details of All About The Sew can be found on all major social media platforms.