Our Trust really got behind this year’s world mental health day with a wide range of activities to reach our communities and raise awareness.
Our mental health museum focussed on men’s mental health. The team asked men across the Trust to share thoughts and feelings by writing on labels and then incorporating them into a piece of artwork. As well as raising awareness of mental health issues, it was an important and powerful way of getting feedback from the community. The final piece will be revealed to the public at an exhibition at Wakefield museum.
Our Creative Minds team, which supports the use of creative activities in healthcare, supplied service user and carer artwork for an exhibition at Unity Works in Wakefield. While Kirklees and Calderdale IAPT (improving access to psychological therapies) teams travelled around their districts providing emotional wellbeing advice and encouraging people to sign up to courses. Kirklees IAPT visited Huddersfield University to speak to students and staff, and Calderdale IAPT did a mini-tour of Halifax visiting NatWest Bank, Puregym and Nandos. There was also a campaign on Twitter to highlight the service.