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World Mental Health Day (10th October) - What's happening in Wirral

Thursday 10th October marks World Mental Health Day, a day to raise awareness of mental health issues and how to support those around you, be they family, friends, colleagues or acquaintances.

The theme for World Mental Health Day this year is suicide prevention. The 'Every Mind Matters' campaign, a joint campaign between Public Health England and the NHS, also launched this week, encouraging adults to be more aware of their mental health and help them discover simple steps to look after their mental health and wellbeing.

 

What's happening in Wirral to celebrate World Mental Health Day?

 

Be Well - Suicide Prevention Workshop - 10th October:

12-1:30pm - Bloom Building, 3 Abbey Close, Birkenhead, CH41 5FQ

Be Well Wirral are holding a Suicide Prevention Workshop, working together with the Open Door Centre. The session will focus on teaching people to recognise signs, and have the confidence to ask about suicidal intention and know where to signpost. To book this FREE event, click here.

 

Spider Project - Build a Bag of Positivity Day - 10th October:

From 10am - Spider Project, 56 Hamilton Street, Birkenhead, CH41 5AE

Take part in making and designing a tote bag with other creative sessions to fill your bag throughout the day. Free entry to anyone over age age of 18. For more information, click here.

 

Tomorrow's Women Wirral - Treat Yourself Thursday - 10th October:

9am-3:30pm - Tomorrow's Women Wirral, Beckwith Street East, Birkenhead, CH41 3JE

A day of self-care activities for adult women with massages, mindfulness, nails and more to promote wellbeing, relaxation and self support.

If you're not already registered at Tomorrow's Women, you can register Monday to Friday 9am-2:30pm.

 

Wirral Mind - World Mental Health Day event focusing on suicide prevention - 10th October:

10am-4pm - Wirral Mind's Foundation Project, 90-92 Chester Street, Birkenhead, CH41 5DL

Wirral Mind are hosting a day full of events and activities, starting with a Wellbeing Breakfast from 10am-11am. The event will also offer complimentary holistic therapies, mindfulness colouring, rock painting and origami. No booking is required, simply turn up on the day. For more information, click here.

 

Wirral CAMHS - 'Just Ask' - From 10th October until February 2020:

Not able to get out and about to an event? Wirral CAMHS’ are promoting their ‘Just Ask’ campaign and art project, encouraging people to ask others how they are feeling as this can help prevent suicide.

Various Wirral schools, youth groups and organisations are taking part in the project. A street artist will guide young people in creating a group art project at Wirral CAMHS on World Mental Health Day. The service, which supports young people on their journey with mental health, is asking people to photograph any art-based projects or pieces and send these in to be included in a wider community art project. For more information email: cwp.WirralPMHW@nhs.net

 

West Kirby Library - 10th October:

11am and 2:30pm - West Kirby Library, The Concourse, Grange Road, CH48 4HX

Hilary Scott, a professional relaxation therapist will offer a free group introduction to breathworks, meditation and mindfulness. Sessions are open to all adults with no booking required.

 

Wirral WIRED - 'Chance to Chat' - Various dates

Wednesday's 1:30-3:30pm at certain GP surgeries

Are you bereaved, struggling with a relationship or a life changing experience, are a carer, have a long term health condition or just feel the need to talk? WIRED staff and colleagues will be available each Wednesday, so please feel free to drop in, have a chat and a cup of tea. For details on GP surgeries taking part, please click here.