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Mental Health Awareness Week: advice and support on hand at Let’s Talk Mental Health event

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People and organisations who use or work in mental health services are invited to come along to Shropshire’s Let’s Talk Mental Health event at The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Sundorne, Shrewsbury on Wednesday 15 May 2019 between 10am and 2pm.

Let's Talk Mental Health

Let’s Talk Mental Health

This year’s event is being hosted by Shropshire Council’s mental health social work team in partnership with Enable and Shropshire Recovery Partnership (Addaction) in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week, which takes place from 13 to 19 May.

This year's theme - Body image

This year’s theme

This year’s theme is Body image – how we feel and think about our bodies. Body image issues can affect all of us at any age and directly impact our mental health.

Following on from the success of last year’s event, Let’s Talk Mental Health will bring together service providers from around the county. The session offers providers the opportunity for networking and idea sharing, whilst acknowledging and celebrating the valuable work that is being done throughout the county.

The event is being attended by over 20 organisations who will be offering advice and support as well as showcasing the work they do.

Organisations at the event include:

Shropshire Mind

Citizen Advice Shropshire

Enable Supported Employment Services

Shropshire Recovery Partnership (Addaction)

Shropshire IAPT

Shropshire Mental Health Forum

Crows Mill Craft Centre CIC

Xenzone

CarersTrust4All

Shropshire Libraries

Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust

Shropshire Joint Training

Plus other local organisations

Activities at the event include

  • 11am to 1pm – Self-portrait workshop run by Designs in Mind
  • 12pm midday – Presentation for staff/professionals by the Eating Disorders Team
  • 12:30pm – Taster session run by the Human Library

Dean Carroll, Cabinet member for adult social care and climate change, said:

“Mental Health Awareness Week is an excellent campaign giving us an opportunity to highlight issues around Mental Health. It gets people talking and helps to spread the word about what they can do to maintain good mental health and well-being, which is extremely important.

“Our event on Wednesday 15 May will offer people simple ideas on what steps you might take to look after your mental health and those for whom you care for.”

For more information about the event email Mentalhealthsocialwork@shropshire.gov.uk  or call 01743 255895.

For information about Let’s Talk Mental Health hubs visit https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/disability-information/mental-health/

To find out more on Mental Health Awareness Week visit https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

Further information

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13 May to Sunday 19 May 2019. The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.