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10 October 2019

World Mental Health Day 2019

Today, 10 October, we’re celebrating World Mental Health Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of mental health and encouraging efforts in support of better health.

The theme this year, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is suicide prevention, raising awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it.

As an organisation with many mental health services, it’s an important date in our calendar which we support every year as we understand the vital role good mental health plays in helping people to live independently.

To support the campaign we’ve got loads planned. From fun activities to eye-opening discussions, there’s something for everyone, including:

- Coffee and cake sessions in the community
- Hand and Indian head massages
- Cooking sessions
- Creative writing workshops.

Follow us on twitter for updates on our activities and for more on the campaign visit the Mental Health Foundation website.

Sarah Ball, Contracts Manager, comments: “Suicide prevention is close to many people’s hearts, having known someone who has felt so helpless, alone, a burden and that everyone would be better off without them.  

“During October we're supporting the Ask Twice campaign, where we all take extra time to be kind to one another and if someone says they are ok, but they don’t seem like themselves then you ask them again. Taking the extra time to offer time to talk can make a real difference to someone who may be feeling low. I can guarantee that some of our colleagues and customers would really appreciate this.”