Published on: 11th October 2019

We've been blown away with everyone’s efforts to support and raise awareness for World Mental Health Day (10th October).

Rochdale Healthy Young Minds.jpgDr Sue Barrett, from Healthy Young Minds Stockport, did a fabulous job sharing her expertise on our first ever Twitter takeover. You can check out her tweets on our account @PennineCareNHS.

There was a celebrity endorsement of our Bury Healthy Minds service; ex-Corrie actress Georgia May Foote shared a very open, honest and positive story, with thanks to the service. Click here to watch it.

We had singing at Taylor Ward, Dancing at Saxon Suite (both in Tameside) and bingo from the Jolly Trolley at Cedars Ward (Oldham).

There were lots of cake sales and wellbeing lunches, like those at Irwell Unit (Bury) and Beech Ward (Rochdale).

Rowan Ward (Oldham) ran a quiz and sessions on relieving stress for patients.

Many colleagues wore yellow to work in support of the Young Minds charity; including those with Healthy Young Minds Rochdale, the crisis care pathway, and the early help and safeguarding hub at Rochdale police station – to name but a few.

Staff and patients at Ramsbottom Ward (Bury) got creative with making a display for the occasion, and were visited by our non-executive directors, Cath Laverty and Michael Livingstone.

And Neil Crossley flew the flag for Pennine Care at the Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry.

We’ve created a Facebook album with all these updates and more. Click here to view it.