Mentis Assist - a Christmas wonderland

The festive spirit shone brightly over the Mentis Assist office as staff vied for the coveted Christmas trophy announcing their Christmas decorations were recognized as the best for 2021.

As Christmas grew closer, Mentis Assist’s staff put a plan in place to bring the office alive, by creating a Christmas wonderland.

When you pass through to the office, you could easily think you have entered into another world with each corner of the office filled with sparkling tinsel, Christmas trees, gifts wrapped in colourful paper, inflatable Santa’s and all manner of Christmas decorations, many of which have been handmade by staff.

At Mentis Assist, we understand the importance of mindfulness and looking after your own personal wellbeing and community connectedness, so many of our staff spent hours working together on their decorations to transform their offices.

When an award for the best decorations was put on the table, their Christmas creativity was taken to another level.

Staff came into the office early in the mornings and worked through their lunch breaks to work on their decorations said Terry Palioportas, Mentis Assist, CEO.

It was great to see everyone together again having fun and getting into the Christmas spirit with their workmates after such a challenging year.  Some staff had not worked face to face or seen each other for weeks and even sometimes months due to COVID-19 and lockdowns, he said.

Throughout the pandemic, Mentis Assist supported some of the most vulnerable people in our community through face to face appointments or for those who preferred remote support, telehealth and other forms of communication were offered to ensure they continued to receive the support they needed.

Mentis Assist has been providing specialised mental health support for over 35 years in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula regions, offering community and clinical mental health services to people with mental health challenges.

If you would like to know more about how Mentis Assist can help you with your mental health needs contact us on 1300 636 847.