World Mental Health Day is about raising awareness of public mental health issues to as many people as possible. This year the focus is on depression, which the World Health Organisation estimates will become the single greatest burden of disease in the world by 2030.
For more information and tips on how to better manage your own mental health please visit the Mental Health Foundation webpage by clicking on the video below.
As well as the pages on this website that have local information and contact details there are some useful links below:
Mental health charity, MIND: http://www.mind.org.uk/
NHS Choices: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Mental-health/Pages/Introduction-OLD.aspx
Department of Health: http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/category/policy-areas/social-care/mental-health/
World Mental Health Week 2011, 10-14th October 2011.
Every year one in four people experience some kind of mental health problem.
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is committed to ensuring that people who receive mental health services have good experiences, feel empowered and work in partnership with staff about their treatment, care and support.
As part of World Mental Health Week (October 10 - 14th) this week, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is working with local mental health support groups and charities across the county to raise awareness of mental health issues and promote more open discussion of mental disorders. To support this, a variety of activities promoting both physical and psychological well-being are taking place across many of our services countywide.
Activities taking place across Worcestershire:
From October 6th until November 6th Shrub Hill artists will be exhibiting work in the Cotswold Gallery, University of Worcester. to find out more call 01905 619633 / 610934.
AIM's (Art in Minds )
A Shrub Hill Project will be exhibiting their artwork at Bewdley Library as part of Bewdley Arts Festival from October 8th until October 28. To find out more call 01905 619633/ 610934.
On 12th October 2011 - 12.30 - 2.30 pm a 'jamming session' will be taking place at the Robertson Centre in Kidderminister. If you play an instrument or sing or would just like to come along and listen, please contact, Carrie Cooling on 01562 826381.
Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit
P.I.C.U. Ward Manager, Sven Rouse, has come up with the unconventional idea of growing a moustache to support mental Health Week ! As well as this he is doing a sponsored walk in Malvern. If you would like to sponsor him for his efforts please call the PICU Team on 01905 733716.
Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) services
Stands displaying information and leaflets about the IAPT) service, will be showcasing in GP practices all week.
The School Nursing Team are raising the profile of emotional well-being at middle school. A series of drop-in sessions for pupils have been organised. For more information please contact Linda Murphy, School Health Nurse at Catshill Clinic on: 01527-488321.
Expressive arts competition
On Monday 10th October, an Expressive Arts session from 11.00am onwards at held by Studdart Kennedy CMHT, (running all week). For more information contact: Vicky Lovett on 01905 734520.
A carers website is being launched during mental health week. For more information please contact Susan Nichols, Community Psychiatric Nurse, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, Studdert Kennedy House, Spring Gardens. WR1 2AE, Tel: 01905 734520, 07785578313.