World Mental Health Day 10th October 207 and Mental Health Awareness Week (8th -14th October 2017): Supporting Better Mental Health in Bury
Bury Council is supporting World Mental Health Day 2017. With 27,000 residents experiencing a mental health condition, the council wants to shine the spotlight on mental health issues and raise awareness of local services.
A full week of free and fun activities for residents has been organised and the council and its partners want residents to get involved. You can find a full timetable of events and activities below.
Bury Council is working with local providers and partners in the voluntary and private sector to support better mental health for the residents of Bury this Mental Health Awareness Week (8th -14th October). A whole week of free activities and events have been arranged, which are designed to shine the spotlight on mental health, raise awareness of local services and get people talking about mental health.
What is Mental Health Awareness Week all about?
World Mental Health Day is an international Awareness and it asks why so many people are living with mental health issues rather than enjoying good mental health. It asks why so many of us struggle to cope with the demands of modern life, and in some cases just get through the day. The campaign also looks at steps we can all take to look after our mental health, build resilience and cope better with the demands of modern life.
You can find out more about the international campaign and access a range of advice on the MHF website at: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/world-mental-health-day
Why is World Mental Health Day important?
At least one in four of us will experience a mental health condition at some point in our lives and it can have a huge impact on all aspects of our lives. With many of us struggling to cope with the demands of modern life, we need to take the opportunity to reflect on things we can all do to take better care of our mental health.
With an estimated 27,000 people in Bury experiencing a mental health condition at any given time, the council and its partners are keen to emphasise to residents that they’re not alone. You don’t have to suffer in silence with a mental health condition. Local organisations are on hand to offer advice and support - and the Council and its partners are encouraging residents to reach out and seek support. You can find more details about how to access mental health services by clicking here.
What’s happening in Bury?
Lots of local organisations have come together to offer a great range of free and fun activities throughout the week that people can use to help improve their mental health. You can find a copy of the timetable of all the week’s events below.
Join us at The Green in Clarence Park for a Free Family Fun Day on Sunday 8th October, 11am-2pm.
There will be lots of family friendly free activities such as Wheels for All, Sand Art, Zumbathon, free refreshments, Treasure hunt and much much more.
We will also be in Kay Gardens on Tuesday 10th October with the Fire Engine Parade Pump offering information and advice.
For any enquiries, please contact Jacqui Waite, Strategic Planning and Development Officer at Bury Council on: 0161 253 7443 or by e-mail: email@example.com.
To find out more about mental health services in Bury, check out the Pennine Care website: https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/your-services/mental-health-services/surviving-or-thriving/. You’ll find a wealth of information about how local services can help you, as well as offer some handy tips to help you thrive.
To watch videos about people's real life experiences with their mental health please click below.