World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day takes place on Thursday, October 10th, and to show our support we will be hosting a number of activities throughout the week. The annual event is a chance to raise awareness of issues around mental health and to get people talking to break down stigma.
This year’s theme
This year, the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) has made “suicide prevention” the theme of World Mental Health Day. On average around 800 000 people die by suicide globally.
Mind is a partner in the delivery of Time to Change which for World Mental Health Day is urging people to ‘Ask Twice’ if they suspect a friend, family member, or colleague might be struggling with their mental health. The simple act of asking again, with interest, can help someone to open up for the first time.
Our staff and volunteers will be out and about throughout the week around World Mental Health Day, including our fundraising and training teams who will be attending events in support of this year’s theme. Our children and young people’s staff will also be hosting school workshops.
Take a look at our public events in the table below and join us!
|Mancetter Memorial Hall||Tips on looking after your wellbeing||October 7||9am-12noon|
|Nuneaton, Job Centre Mill Walk,|
|Raising awareness of suicide prevention||October 7||2pm-5pm|
|Bedworth, Job Centre, High StreetCV12 8NF||Raising awareness of suicide prevention||October 8||8.45am-12.15pm|
|Nuneaton, Wellbeing Hub||Tips on looking after your wellbeing||October 8||5pm-8pm|
|Rugby, Wellbeing Hub||Share experiences and tips on how to look |
after your wellbeing
|Rugby Art Gallery||Raising awareness of suicide prevention||October 9||10am-1pm|
|Bedworth Wellbeing Hub||Tips on looking after your wellbeing||October 9||5pm-8pm|
|Atherstone, Job Centre, Long St, |
|Raising awareness of suicide prevention||October 10||9am-12noon|
|Nuneaton, Wellbeing Hub||Tips on how to look after your wellbeing||October 10||5pm-8pm|
|Ironmonger Row, |
Coventry City Centre
|CW Mind Mental Health & Wellbeing Bus||October 10||10am-4pm|
|Coventry Hub||Book crossing – bring a book for others to find.||October 10||2.30pm|
|Coventry Hub||Create your own wellness plan||October 10||1pm-5pm|
|Coventry Hub||Art class||October 10||2.15pm|
|Coventry Hub||Relaxation session||October 10||4pm|
|Coventry Hub||1-2-1 support and additional resources for mental health||October 10||1pm-5pm|
|Albie & Lonnie’s, Rugby Hub||Raising awareness of suicide prevention||October 10||10am-12noon|
|Rugby, Job Centre, Albert St, |
|Raising awareness of suicide prevention||October 10||1pm-4pm|
|Mancetter Memorial Hall||Pick up tips on how to look after your |
|Bedworth, Wellbeing Hub||Pick up tips on how to look after your |
|Hope festival, Nuneaton, CV11 5DB||Raising awareness on suicide prevention||October 12||10am-4pm|
|Rugby Wellbeing Hub||Share experiences and tips on how to look |
after your wellbeing
|Hope festival, Nuneaton, |
|Raising awareness on suicide prevention||October 13||10am-4pm|