Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Celebrating World Mental Health Day 2018

World Mental Health Day is on Wednesday 10 October and this year’s theme is ‘Young people and mental health in a changing world'.

Wmhd Cake

There are a range of events across the Trust - and some of these are supported and funded by Maudsley Charity:

  • Croydon Talking Therapies (IAPT) is hosting a stand at Croydon College at lunchtime on Wednesday. They will be speaking to students about mental health and explaining what support is available. Later on, they will join the charity MIND for an event at Boxpark in Croydon.
  • Launched by the Career Management Service at the Trust, Work Well is a project helping people experiencing common mental health problems move into paid work. This week they will have pop-up stands across Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark – talk to a career coach, spin the ‘wheel of wellbeing’ and take home some goodies. Find out more.
  • SHARP gallery is celebrating World Mental Health Day with a private view of the exhibition 'Identity access' (11am-1pm at 308 Brixton Road). If you are interested in attending, email or call 020 3228 7050. Find out more.
  • Cake and Conversation at Bethlem Museum of the Mind (11am-12pm) - Join us on World Mental Health Day for a slice of cake and informal chat about how different artists in the collection have represented a "Changing World." This is a free event, donations are accepted. Register for your ticket.
  • Ladywell Unit at Lewisham Hospital will be running a range of workshops throughout the week with World Mental Health Day stalls on 10 October.
  • Lambeth CAMHS will be offering workshops on mental health and managing stress to invited primary and secondary school students at POP Brixton.
  • Lewisham Young People’s Service are organising a coffee morning for Lewisham CAMHS parents and carers to find out about local resources and support.
  • On Fitzmary 2 Ward at Bethlem Royal Hospital, there will be a range of activities for World Mental Health Day including yoga, creative arts and a smoothie making bike competition!

This year's World Mental Health Day focuses on young people's mental health – read blogs about how the Trust’s DISCOVER programme helps to improve the mental health of 16-18 year-olds and how there will be more volunteering opportunities for young people at SLaM.

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