World Mental Health Day 2016

Mental ill health is more common than you might imagine with one in four people experiencing some form of mental health illness each year. World Mental Health Day on Monday 10 October aims to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Mental ill health is more common than you might imagine with one in four people experiencing some form of mental health illness each year.  This can range from grief, stress or sadness due to everyday life events through to more serious long-term conditions.

Facts to make you think…

  • one in 10 young people will experience mental ill health 
  • people with a mental illness are more likely to be a victim of violence
  • nine out of 10 people with mental ill health experience stigma and discrimination
  • nearly three in four young people fear the reactions of friends when they talk about their mental health.

 

World Mental Health Day on Monday 10 October aims to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world.   This year’s theme is psychological first aid.

Staff across the Trust are hosting or are involved in a range of events to help tackle the stigma which can surround mental ill health. More information on some of these events can be found here:

 

Turning the Tide

Friday 7 October 10am – 2pm

Redcar and Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart, Ridley Street, Redcar TS10 1TD

A range of organisations have come together to host a fun, interactive information event to raise public awareness of mental health and wellbeing and mental health first aid.  Visitors will be able to talk to a range of professionals from various organisations about local support and services. There will also be a host of activities including live music, alternative therapies, healthy cooking and arts and crafts sessions. Entry is free. More information is available here.

 

Information showcase

Monday 10 October 11am – 2pm

Richmondshire Cricket Club, Hurgill Road, Richmond, DL10 4AR.

Professionals from mental health and learning disabilities services across Hambleton and Richmondshire are brought together to raise awareness of the support available to people in the area. The information event gives people the chance to talk to staff from a range of the Trust’s services and representatives from the voluntary sector and partner agencies will also be on hand to discuss the support they are able to provide.

 

Positive practice event

Monday 10 October, 9am - 1pm

Xcel Centre, Long Tens Way, Aycliffe Business Park, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 6AP

Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in County Durham and Darlington invite parents, carers and professionals to an event showcasing children and young people’s services in the areas.  There will be a range of information stalls available and attendees can speak to staff from all of our local services.  There will also be a range of workshops including:

  • CAMHS crisis liaison service
  • Community eating disorders service
  • Parent/carer journey
  • Increasing access to psychological therapies (IAPT)

For further information please contact Nicky Harmer, clinical lead:

Email. n.harmer@nhs.net Tel. 07500783634 

 

You can follow how other people have been supporting World Mental Health Day on social media using #WMHD16.

 

Strictly mental health

Monday 10 October, 1pm - 4pm

Hartlepool Borough Hall

Members of the public are welcomed to mental health awareness raising event "Strictly mental health", jointly hosted by Healthwatch, Hartlepool Borough Council and the Trust. Atendees can take part in a social dance, take  a stroll around information stands to find out more about the support that is available locally and enjoy a free bowl of soup and a warm drink.