A local NHS is encouraging people in Calderdale to attend events and activities in their community during October to boost their physical and mental wellbeing.
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the local provider of specialist NHS mental health and learning disability services. It is hosting wellbeing month from the 1st October to the 31st October during which events and activities are taking place that aim to boost people’s wellbeing.
Over 100 events have so far been listed on the Trust’s website and many of these will be taking place in Calderdale. On the 3rd October the annual memory walk will be taking place at Ogden water country park to raise awareness of dementia and remember those whose lives are affected by it. The walk is open to all and any sponsorship raised will go to the Alzheimer’s society. For details of other events taking place in Calderdale visit the Trust’s website at www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk
The Trust’s chair, Joyce Catterick, said, "As 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem, the month of wellbeing is an ideal opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues, reduce stigma and promote wellbeing. We know that physical activity and social inclusion make a difference to wellbeing. We want people in our local communities to be able to try something new to boost their wellbeing and we’re delighted to see so many people getting involved by hosting their own events and activities. I hope many more local people will join in."
To see full details of all events planned in October, including dates and times, visit the Trust’s website at www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk
Local organisations and groups are also very welcome to list their own events as part of wellbeing month, just visit the Trust website or call 01924 328656.