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Mobility, Movement & Mental Health

Across our lives, it's almost certain that we'll encounter various obstacles, including those related to mobility. This Mental Health Week we're taking a moment to pause and ponder on our attitudes toward change and explore how we can navigate daunting transitions with resilience and optimism. 

Embracing Change

Coming to terms with the need for home adaptations can be a complex process, especially when grappling with mobility issues. Often, it's our nearest and dearest who notice the signs before we do. Whether it's a subtle decrease in outings, a garden that's a tad neglected, or newfound challenges with stairs, these little signals encourage us to embrace change. Brushing them aside not only affects our physical and mental well-being but also places strain on those who care for us. 

Family in kitchen

Movement & Mental Health

Extensive research has illuminated the intricate relationship between body and mind. As we delve into this Mental Health Week’s theme of ‘movement’, it's worth recognising how deeply intertwined mobility is to our mental well-being. Without adequate support, mobility challenges can have far-reaching effects, impacting everything from our sleep and toileting patterns to our joint health and overall confidence, self esteem and mood.

"The ability to gain access to the whole house is wonderful. No longer a prisoner." - JRF, 2001, The effectiveness of housing adaptations 

Fear of accidents within our own homes may hinder our ability to perform daily tasks independently and limit our enjoyment of spaces like gardens, which serve as havens for our well-being.  

People in garden
81% adults believe gardens & green spaces mental health benefits HTA, 2023, survey

Seeking Mobility Support

If you or someone you love finds getting around a bit of a struggle, it's essential to explore the wide range of aids available. These tools aren’t just about safety but also empower individuals to engage socially and relish the freedom to enjoy their home and garden. Whether it’s popping in grab rails and non-slip mats or considering home adaptations like wet rooms, there’s tons of ways to make life a little easier. 

Overcoming Barriers

But, let's face it – there's often a bit of reluctance when it comes to admitting we need, (or will need), a bit of extra support. Things like grab rails may seem clinical or restrictive, but they're all about empowerment. Anticipating the support you require enables risk mitigation, lowering the likelihood of  injury and promoting sustained mobility in the long term.

Couple working out
‘’Ask for help. Not because you are weak. But because you want to remain strong’’. - Les Brown

Challenging Stigma

At Invisible Creations, we've got our eyes set on changing the game. We understand the stigma surrounding these products, which is why we're flipping the script. Our grab rails aren't just functional – they're sleek and stylish. By getting them in place before it's too late or desperately needed, we're not just staying safe, we're staying in control of our lives and maintaining our independence for the long haul. Our rails also come in a choice of styles, sizes and colours - because having a say in how our homes look and feel, is a big win for our mental health. 

‘’Its important to get products that support me in my home, so I can be as independent as possible... I like to do things as much as I can, on my own’’. - Bryony, Disability & Mental Health Advocate

As Mental Health Week unfolds, let's dispel misconceptions, embrace change, maintain movement, and pave the way for a future where mobility challenges are met with compassion, and empowerment. 


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