April Wellness Weekend Hosted by Macon Mental Health Matters

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Thursday, April 11th, 2024

The Macon Mental Health Matters (MMHM) team will host its monthly Wellness Weekend beginning April 12, at 6:00 p.m. The three-day event is a chance for people to focus on improving their mental health through a variety of activities. All events during the weekend are free and open to everyone in the family. 

“With April being National Counseling Awareness Month, our activities are highlighting the many benefits of engaging in counseling!” says Andrea Cooke with MMHM. “These weekends help us reduce stigma and put greater emphasis on the deliberate efforts to make Macon the most mentally healthy city in Georgia.” 

Yoga in the Plaza is happening Friday, April 12, in Cotton Avenue Plaza (intersection of Cotton Avenue and Second Street) beginning at 6:00 p.m. You can bring your own yoga mat, but if you don’t have one, some will be available. In case of rain, yoga will be moved to the McEachern Art Center (332 Second Street).   

The next day, Saturday, April 13, the Pop-Up Gym will be hosted at the Bloomfield-Gilead Recreation Center (1931 Rocky Creek Road) from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., rain or shine. People will be able to consult with a licensed therapist, practice yoga and meditate, be part of a drum circle, get free produce from the Melanated Community Stimulation Project, and more.  

The final day – Sunday, April 14 – is the Healing Hike at 10:00 a.m. starting at the Wesleyan College Arboretum (4760 Forsyth Road). The hike will allow people to walk at their own pace to clear their mind and talk with a mental health professional, if needed.  

You can find more information on the MMHM website and by following MMHM on Facebook