Gain an insight into common mental health conditions at education event in Wakefield


A local NHS Trust is inviting people in Wakefield to a series of free talks offering an insight into common mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.

The education talks have been organised by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust which provides mental health, learning disability and community services in Wakefield.

This is the second round of ‘insight into’ talks for 2013 which will focus on a number of common mental health conditions including depression and anxiety – offering information about what they are, effects they can have and services people can find helpful. The talks will be led by Dr Sheila Lewis and Mr Richard Kerry – both Consultant Clinical Psychologists in the Trust. Alongside Sheila and Richard, there will be representatives from local psychological services who will be able to provide information on services in the local area.

The events begin with an educational talk, followed by time for questions. The events are free and are open to anybody, so local people are invited to come along with friends, colleagues or family.

The same talk will be held in each of the localities where the Trust provides services and you can come along to whichever date or venue suits you best.

• Tuesday 13th August

Canteen area, 5th floor, F Mill, Dean Clough, Halifax, HX3 5AX

• Tuesday 10th September

Hudawi centre, Great Northern Street, Huddersfield, HD1 6BG

• Tuesday 8th October

St Swithun’s community centre, Arncliffe Road, Eastmoor, Wakefield, WF1 4RW

• Tuesday 12th November

The Core, County Way, Barnsley, S70 2JW

All events begin with refreshments at 6.30pm and the talk will commence at 7pm with time for questions after. The event will end at 8.30pm.

Phil Walters, head of equality and inclusion at the Trust said, “1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem so this event is an opportunity for anyone to find out a little more. Whether you or someone you know has a mental health issue, you are a student at a local college or university or would simply like to gain a deeper insight into common mental health problems, please join us.”

To book a place at the free event call 01924 328656 or email

Please note that the talks are educational. If you would like to contact the Trust about an individual or service issue please call our customer services team on 0800 587 2108.

Gain an insight into common mental health conditions at education event in Wakefield

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