Recently we were lucky enough to welcome Ian Mearns to Tyneside Mind. Ian Mearns is the local MP for Gateshead and he agreed to attend our cooking on a budget session, where he spent the day cooking a pasta dish with our 'foodies'.
Tyneside Mind’s Cooking on a Budget group, which takes place in Bensham, helps the service users who live on low household incomes cook cheap nutritious meals to prevent them relying on fast food. The charity have found that there are evident links between mental wellbeing and an individual’s diet, the Cooking on a Budget group therefore works to maintain good physical health in order to promote good mental health.
Ian has always fought to raise awareness of the challenges our clients face and there is no better way to understand these challenges than to participate in a Tyneside Mind group. We we’re all very excited about his attendence none of us has eaten a meal cooked by a Member of Parliament before!