The Greenwich mental health and wellbeing forum are delivering a series of events and workshops to raise awareness for this year’s World Mental Health Day this Saturday, October 10.
The Royal Borough of Greenwich and NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group has joined with providers such as Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Greenwich Mind, Greenwich Time to Talk, Bridge Mental Health, Big White Wall, Thamesmead Health Champions, Family Mosaic, Lifeline Basis, University of Greenwich, Metro Centre, Volunteer Centre Greenwich, CRI and Recovery College Greenwich, to mark the occasion.
An online conversation getting everyone talking openly about mental health is currently taking place on Twitter at #AllofUsGreenwich.
Cllr Denise Scott-McDonald, Royal Borough of Greenwich Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing and Public Health, said: “The positive mental health and well-being of our residents is a priority for the council. This means that we will continue to work alongside local partner organisations to ensure that people get the information support and provision they need in the future.
“Most people at some time in their lives may experience depression, anxiety or stress. World Mental Health Day will help us to showcase a range of services designed to ensure that people in the Royal Borough are supported in all their mental health needs.”
Sandra Dodgson, Strategic Development Director, at Bridge Mental Health said: “Mental health affects all of us and is everybody’s issue. One in four of us will experience a mental health problem, but all of us are responsible for maintaining our mental health and wellbeing, throughout life’s ups and downs.