This year the focus for Mental Health Awareness Week is stress. Research shows that 16 million people experience a mental health problem each year and stress is a key factor in this.
Tackling stress goes a long way in helping to also tackle problems such as anxiety and depression, and in some instances, self-harm and suicide.
Tuesday 15th May 10am-12 noon- Celebrate the success of GreenHealth and join them for a bacon sarnie/ danish while finding out more about this gardening project for mental health.
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 15th May 11am- Dog Friendly Walk, Rivermead to Caversham Court, all walkers will be treated to free cake and refreshments at the kiosk
Tuesday 15th May Cream Tea Party 2pm-4pm, 2 Bourne Stevens Close, RG1 4JB, garden party to raise funds for the 'Gardening Bloomers' a group run by and for people with a mental health condition. Everyone is welcome.
RSVP to Georgina: 07875 222046
On Wednesday 16th May, the Alliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality (ACRE), supported by Reading Council and Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, is hosting an event under the theme of ‘Dying Matters; Ok To Talk About It For Our Wellbeing.’ In many communities dying is a subject that is not openly discussed which often has a negative impact on people’s mental health.
People will be invited to look at how to deal with loss while maintaining wellbeing. There will be guest speakers, as well as relaxed and friendly discussion groups. The community event is taking place in the Hexagon (lower foyer), between 10am-2:30pm.
Tuesday 22nd May 12pm- Anorexia, Hope Virgo will be sharing her personal experience of recovering from anorexia and answering questions from the audience. Although aimed primarily at people working in mental health this talk is open to members of he public as well.
For more information on any of these events please contact:
Michelle.Berry@reading.gov.uk 07834 335103