Childwall Ward Councillors Jeremy Wolfson and Ruth Hirschfield, the Reverend Robert Williams, Vicar of St David’s, Anita Morris (Director / Psychologist Hack Back CIC), with local residents and Mango the owl
Exercising without having to leave a chair
Cllrs Frank Hont, Jeremy Wolfson and Ruth Hirschfield with Mango the owl.
And as well as health MOTs, taster session of alternative therapies and lots of information and advice on a whole series of health topics, there were some unusual visitors –specially trained owls which provide psychological therapies.
The owls were provided by Hack Back Community Interest Company, a social enterprise which aims to impact on the mental health and well-being of individuals with significant barriers that prevent them reaching their full potential in life. They work with people of all ages.
Councillor Wolfson said: “This has been probably the most successful of the events we have staged. Some people, may have come just out of curiosity when they heard about the owls but whatever their reason for coming they will all have benefited from the advice and taster sessions on offer.
“The owls proved to be a big hit with those attending- and it was not a gimmick. They have been shown to have a very beneficial effect on people’s health.”
The next community event will be on Friday 4 March (10am to noon) and will focus on recycling,
Picture above: Deputy Mayor of Liverpool Councillor Ann O’Byrne with Mango the owl and (left to right) Anita Morris (Director / Psychologist Hack Back CIC), Childwall Ward Councillors Jeremy Wolfson and Ruth Hirschfield