Mental Health Awareness Week Useful Information
Mental Health Awareness Week runs next week from 13th to 19th May 2019 and in preparation for this, we’re sharing local information which may be of interest.
Please see below some important information which you’re welcome to share, issued by Making Space, throughout the Warwickshire area.
Making Space is seeking to review its telephone helpline and webchat services for Coventry & Warwickshire, which are currently hosted by Mental Health Matters.
If you are, or have been, a service user, then take the opportunity to have your voice heard and your opinions valued, by providing honest feedback.
Warwickshire County Council are keen to know:
‘As part of this review we want to hear from a wide range of people about what they feel is
important about the service, including what is working well and what could be improved. This
information will help us to review the service and help us to plan the best service in the
We also have Public Health attending to talk about how Social prescribing can provide
opportunities for service users with a range of social, psychological and physical problems
to access a wide range of local interventions and services which are provided by the
voluntary and volunteer sectors and others.’
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Additionally, and again in the Midlands, there is a Year of Wellbeing Event to mark Mental Health Awareness Week based in Coventry. It’s free to attend and you don’t need to book tickets, simply turn up on the day! Please contact the organisers direct on the email contained within this article – thank you.
Year of Wellbeing Festival marks Mental Health Awareness Week
A festival celebrating Coventry and Warwickshire’s Year of Wellbeing will be taking place in Broadgate, Coventry on 18 May.
The free one-day festival, running from 10:00 – 15:00, will connect the public to groups and organisations that promote good mental health and wellbeing, and aims to break down the stigma around seeking help.
There will be over 30 stalls from local groups and services, including: the Samaritans; Arty-Folks; Papyrus; Positive Youth Foundation; local NHS health services; and many more. There will also be activities such as mindfulness, sport, arts, and the opportunity to write on the ‘gratitude wall’.
No tickets or bookings are required; everyone is welcome to join us in celebrating the Year of Wellbeing.
Liz Gaulton, Director of Public Health and Wellbeing for Coventry, said: “Coventry and Warwickshire’s Year of Wellbeing is here to inspire and empower people to change lives, improving their wellbeing and the wellbeing of people around them.
“We hope the stalls and activities at this festival will be fun and thought-provoking, and will provide another opportunity during our Year for people to do just that.”
More information can be found on the Year of Wellbeing website here: https://www.bettercarecovwarks.org.uk/year-of-wellbeing-2019/
Don’t forget to follow #LetsDoThisTogetherCW for the latest updates on the Year of Wellbeing.
And if all that isn’t enough, take a look at this flyer for local workshops running in July 2019 and will aim to help you:
- Feel more in control and Increase your confidence
- Improve social networks and meet like-minded people
- Feel more hopeful about the future
- Increase independence and make new friends
- Share your experiences to benefit others
Workshop sessions run 4 Thursdays from 4th to 25th July 2019
Click on the link below for full information and contact details.