World Mental Health Day 2017
World Mental Health Day is on Tuesday 10 October. The aim is to get people across the globe raising awareness of mental health, through conversations, events and supporting one another.
This year the theme is mental health in the workplace, which is really important since many people spend a large proportion of their adult lives at work.
A positive working environment helps to improve people’s wellbeing and also their productivity, while reducing the risk of mental and physical health problems developing.
If your place of work doesn’t have these initiatives, there’s still a range of support available if you’re concerned about your mental health, or the mental health of a loved one.
World Mental Health Day events
Sunday 8 October
Bury family fun day
Bury Council is holding an event to support better mental health from 11am to 2pm, at The Green Café in Clarence Park.
This will feature a range of free activities for the whole family to help boost wellbeing, including a tree planting ceremony with the Mayor of Bury.
Tuesday 10 October
Stockport Big Conversation on Mental Health
Stockport residents are invited to an event at Stockport County Football Club to find out more about the future of local mental health services and give their feedback.
There will also be a marketplace to meet and talk with representatives from a range of services, organisations, charities and patient groups.
Join in the conversation on social media using #StockportBigConversation.
TED Talk at the Health and Wellbeing College
Health and Wellbeing College students and Trust staff are invited to watch a video TED Talk, which focuses on ‘making time for you.’
This will take place from 12.30pm at the College’s Ashton campus on Old Street (next to Trust HQ).
Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) Talks are short, powerful talks on a range of topics by “the world’s most inspired people”.
These give the opportunity for people to connect and learn – which evidence shows can improve mental wellbeing.
Pennine Care’s Staff Wellbeing Service is holding a drop-in day at their new premises with a range of activities and chance to find out more about the service.
The service provides confidential in-house psychological support, face to face or on the phone, to help staff reduce work-stress, and improve relaxation, vitality and creativity.
Activities on the day include mindfulness tasters, arts-based recovery work, acceptance and commitment therapy, social action games, a Schwartz Round and a talk on the mind-body link.
Pennine Care staff can visit the intranet for more details.
TOG Mind open day
Tameside, Oldham and Glossop (TOG) Mind is holding an open day from 10am to 4pm at their hub on Katherine Street in Ashton.
This will feature a creative approach to mental health support, including music and art workshops, meditation and a wellbeing walk.
Tameside better sleep workshop
The Be Well Tameside Team will be at the TOG Mind open day (see above) to deliver a taster session on better sleep.
This will focus on stress, sleep problems, sleep hygiene and relaxation techniques. Please contact Be Well Tameside to book your place.
Trafford Centre mental health Q&A
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is holding an interactive information stall at the Intu Trafford Centre from 11am to 9pm.
This will be supported by a consultant psychiatrist from Pennine Care and gives people the chance to as questions, write and draw about mental health and enter a mental health prize draw quiz.
Saturday 14 October
Charity Wellbeing Walk
The annual Wellbeing Walk is being held on Saturday 14 October in Heaton Park, with a focus on mental health.
The walk is open to all ages and there will be a range of activities for the whole family - plus there’s a prize for the best dressed dog!
Come along to run, walk and talk in a safe, supportive environment – while benefiting the Pennine Care Charitable Foundation.
What support is available?
We offer many services for people of all ages and who have a range of mental health needs. There are also lots of other local and national organisations that can offer support.
We also pulled together some tips to help you thrive, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week – all of which are still useful and relevant.
All this information is available at: www.penninecare.nhs.uk/mentalhealthsupport/