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Mental Health Awareness Day at Leigh Park Community Centre
On Monday 10th September Community First’s Positive Pathways Project is holding a Mental Health Awareness Day ‘Positive Living’ at Leigh Park Community Centre between 10am – 1pm. There will be a variety of information stands from agencies such as MIND, iTalk, Richmond Fellowship, Off The Record and The Samaritans to find out about services available in and around the Havant area, for people who are affected by mental health issues.
Ina Allum, Positive Pathways Coordinator, says “we have organised this Positive Living event to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day, where we wanted to raise awareness about mental health and to give people the opportunity to find out about the services that are available to them. This event is open to all, whether you want to find out more information for a family member, a friend, or you may be feeling life is getting too much yourself. I would encourage anyone to come along and talk to the variety of people who will be here to help. It’s a free event and there’s plenty of tea, coffee & cake”
Deputy Mayor of Havant Cllr Diana Patrick will be opening the event at 10am. As well as the information stands, there will be an opportunity to find out about Mindfulness & CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), learn the basics of reflexology and try your hand at jewellery making. In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, where a person dies every 40 seconds by suicide and up to 25 times as many again make a suicide attempt, there will be an opportunity to ‘cycle around the globe’ to support this campaign. If you can manage just 5 minutes on the exercise bike, this all helps to raise awareness.
Positive Pathways, a Big Lottery funded supported volunteering project, is organising the event with Leigh Park Community Centre. Positive Pathways helps those who have support needs or lack confidence to take part in team volunteering in the community.
To find out more about the Positive Living Event email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 02393 873 808.
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