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World Mental Health Day - Tuesday 10 October: Events across NELFT

This year’s World Mental Health Day is on Tuesday 10 October and teams from across NELFT have organised events or are taking part in events being run by partner organisations.

To follow some of the events, check out the @NELFT Twitter account on the day or you could follow the hashtag #WMHD17

On World Mental Health Day, Dr Peter Carter will be taking over the NELFT Lets Engage Twitter account and answering question from the public and staff. You can follow the account @NELFTLetsEngage

Here is a list of some of the events planned across the Trust:

CEME Centre, Rainham - 12-2pm

Come along and talk to NELFT staff at our stand in the café near the main CEME entrance. You will be able to get information and advice, and find out what support is available. Our focus this year will be on men’s mental health, but everyone is welcome.

Time to Change image for World Mental Health Day

Barking & Dagenham

The 0-19 Universal Services at Thames View in Barking has organised a Tea and Talk session for staff and clients. It is an opportunity for staff to get together and have an informal chat about mental health with others and share experiences, advice and solutions. The event will be from 1-3pm and cakes will be available to buy for a donation towards the Mental Health Foundation charity.

A business breakfast event is being held between 8am and 9am in the Relish Café at Barking Learning Centre. The event will focus on Small and Medium Size Enterprises, and will aim to demystify some of the common misconceptions around mental health and promote the steps employers can take to create mentally healthy workplaces, based on feedback from employees and national best practice. This will enable employers to tackle stigma and discrimination and develop a culture where staff feel able to talk openly about mental health and support others. The event will be supported by staff from NELFT, as well as colleagues from the council and Job Centre Plus.

NELFT staff will also be attending the Mental Health Marketplace event, organised by Healthwatch B&D, in the Gallery at the Learning Centre in Barking on Tuesday October 10 from 2-4pm.

Essex

Thursday 12th October

EWMHS, Thundersley Clinic, 8 Kenneth Road, Benfleet, Essex SS7 3AT                                                                    

Pop by any time between 12-3pm for professionals, 3-6pm for young people and their families

We plan to have interactive sessions, demonstrating the work we do, information and self-help materials, talks and presentations and creative projects.

The event is for: young people and their families, and professionals etc. who already know us or anyone who would like to find out more about us. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please contact the team on 0300 300 1600, option 1, option 2

Havering

YMCA Thames Gateway and Havering Mind are inviting the public to an information event on World Mental Health Day (Tuesday 10 October 2017). The event will be at YMCA Thames Gateway, 29 Rush Green Road in Romford and NELFT teams from across Havering will be there.

The event will focus on the mental health of young people and will be sharing #IAMWHOLE; a nationwide anti-stigma mental health campaign being launched by YMCA and NHS. It is being backed by celebrities including Ed Sheeran, Dermot O’Leary and James Corden and is fronted by UK musician Jordan Stephens (from the band, Rizzle Kicks).

Time: Registration from 12 noon with speakers from 12.15pm followed by lunch and networking until 1.45pm. The public event will run from 2-5.30pm

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP to: ymcaevents@ymcatg.org

Redbridge

Mellmead House - Coffee morning

On Tuesday 10 October, at Mellmead House, 4 Orchard Close, E11 2DH, there will be a coffee and cake morning where service, diagnosis and support information will be provided. The event will take place between 11am and 2pm and will be for service users and people living in the surrounding area of Mellmead House. We will be offering people a free health check to look at BMI and blood pressure and be offering advice on mental and physical health, and wellbeing.

A table offering information regarding services and support will also be available at Queens Hospital, Romford RM7 OAG.

Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest Talking Therapies service will be hosting a stall on site for WMHD aimed at service users.

Coping Through Football

The project is organising a Six-a-Side tournament to celebrate World Mental Health Day. The tournament is taking place on Thursday 19 October at the Score Centre from 1.30-4pm, which is next to Leyton Orient’s Matchroom Stadium. Adult service users and staff are invited to play for teams that will be made up on the day. Spectators are welcome and light refreshments will be provided. Appropriate clothing for football is required. Shin pads are essential, and as the pitch is artificial studded footwear is not permitted. Trainers or moulded soles are recommended. 

The main focus of the event is to promote World Mental Health Day and for the tournament to be an enjoyable experience for all participants/visitors.

For more information, please contact the Project Coordinator, Sonia Smith, on 07538 101450 or via email at: sonia.smith@nelft.nhs.uk

To register to play, please contact: Andrea Shepherd, Project Admin, by Friday October 13 on 0300 555 1201 ext. 68485 or via email at: andrea.shepherd@nelft.nhs.uk (Please leave Andrea a message to confirm you would like to play)

Saturday 21 October - Leyton Orient v Macclesfield Town (kick-off 3pm).

In celebration of World Mental Health Day, Leyton Orient have dedicated the match as an event to raise awareness of mental health and dementia.

Leyton Orient Trust usually makes available a generous allocation of tickets for carers/family members/friends of people living with dementia, and to users of our Mental Health services to attend the game. We also have access on the day to the Fans for Diversity Hub.