Wellbeing Day for Mental Health Awareness Week
Tuesday, 9 May 2017 from 10:00 to 15:00 (BST)
“It is estimated that every year four out of 10 people in the UK experience common mental health problems such as depression, stress, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder”
Discuss and learn more about mental health at the Wellbeing Day for Mental Health Awareness Week at Harlow College on Tuesday 9th May. Doors will be open to the public from 10am till 3pm.
Join us for a fact-filled day of stalls and workshops hosted by local charities and services including: Healthy Minds, West Essex Mind, Headway, U-First Care, Alzheimer’s Society, Provide, Action for Family Carers, Rainbow Services, Age UK Essex, West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group and many more!
The event is being organised by Healthy Minds (West Essex Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) in partnership with West Essex Mind. Healthy Minds provides access to a wide range of talking therapy treatments for adults with common mental health problems. Healthy Minds is part of Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with West Essex Mind and is part of the national initiative Improving Access to Psychological Therapies.
Entry to the event is FREE, all workshops are FREE to attend and attendees will receive a FREE GOODIE BAG (subject to availability).
Visitors should head to the college’s main reception. Parking at the venue is very limited and it is requested that all visitors use the nearby public car park – U Park Ltd multi-storey is a short walk from the college and costs £3 for two hours. Alternatively, Harlow College is a short distance from the town centre which has excellent rail and bus links. More details here.
More information on Healthy Minds is here.
More information on Mental Health Awareness Week is here.
Please note you do not require a ticket to attend this event
10:00: Stress Management Workshop by Healthy Minds (45 minutes)
Stress Management Workshop that focuses on positive wellbeing and strategies for managing stress. The workshop covers areas such as: tips on having a balanced lifestyle and good sleep routine, identifying and challenging negative thoughts, and managing worry.
11:00:The Chicken or the Egg? Mental ill health and substance misuse by Mind in West Essex (45 minutes)
The workshop will explore links between substance misuse and mental illness; which comes first if at all, and why. There will be exercises and participation from the audience, including the effects of stigma and discrimination to those trying to access support.
12:00: Making Counselling Memorable by Headway Essex (45 minutes)
Workshop on overcoming the barriers of counselling for people living with acquired brain injury where they have cognitive problems (memory, concentration, executive functions and information processing). Focus will be on information tips and strategies, to help people benefit from counselling.
13:00: Developing the Wellbeing of Young Carers by Action for Family Carers (45 minutes)
Workshop on supporting the mental health of Young Carers covering services offered to both young and adult carers at Action for Family Carers.
14:00:Demonstration of care pathway and treatments for collaborative working by Healthy Minds and EPUT (45 minutes)
The link between physical and mental health is well known. Having a longer term condition like diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or chronic pain can sometimes lead to emotional difficulties like depression and anxiety. This workshop will explore the collaborative working of Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust and Healthy Minds to demonstrate the care pathway and treatments for carers and long term condition patients.