Local residents are invited to join in the celebrations that will be taking place across Wakefield to mark World Mental Health Day, with events being held by the South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust in partnership with Wakefield District Council, on the 7th, 8th and 10th October.
The main event will take place at the Fieldhead Education Centre, Wakefield on the 10th October, with supporting events taking place at St Swithuns Community Centre, Wakefield on the 7th October and Pontefract Family Centre on the 8th October.
Each event will run from 10am to 3pm and will include a free buffet, stalls, taster sessions for arts and crafts, complementary therapies, health advice and much, much more. Alongside all of this there will be a photography and music workshops, and an exhibition of projects completed by current and ex service users as part of the INSPIRE project.
Phil Walters, public involvement manager, says, ‘These World Mental Health Day celebrations play an important part in removing the stigma associated with mental illness. This year’s theme is healthy living and we are hoping to show people that focusing on mental well-being is just as important to leading a healthy lifestyle as focusing on physical health. It’s going to be a really great fun day out, there will be something for everyone and everybody is welcome to come along and join in.’
All events are open to the public, carers, relatives, staff and people with mental health needs. For more information call the patient advice and liaison service (PALS) on 01924 328659 or 327008. Photographers are welcome, please telephone public relations to confirm attendance.