The 8 May marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week, a time to encourage conversations around mental health. For one week in May, people from all over the world come together to celebrate mental health awareness.
Every year, the Mental Health Foundation campaigns around a specific topic- this year’s theme explores how people can cultivate good mental health and the strategies and resources thrive in difficult times.
One in four adults experience mental health difficulties during their lifetime. Living with metal health difficulty, in its mildest form can be manageable, for others, it can be more challenging. Mental health can occur suddenly and whilst there is no single cause, there are many different triggers. For some, a stressful life event, physical illness or family history can cause mental health difficulties. Sometimes there may be no clear cause, however identifying the symptoms and seeking medical advice is an important first step.
The Trust is joining people across the UK to mark this week. Get involved in the conversation and join us at one of our events across East London, Luton and Bedfordshire from Monday 8 - Friday 12 May 2017.
Event: Open Day, meet staff from a range of service including MIND BLMK, Recovery College, Break the stigma campaign, Learning Disability Service and Employment Service. Attendees can get also get a free health check.
Location: The Day Resource Centre and Barford Avenue Centre, Woburn Road, Beford, MK40 1EG
Time: 10 -4pm
For more information about this event contact Pina 01234 273894 or Yvonne 01234 880340
Event: Swimming Sessions
Location: The Aquatics Centre Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford
Participants can then go onto a 12 week swimming programme at the Aquatics Centre run by swimming instructor Fabien. For more information contact
If you are interested in improving your physical health, we have a initiatives throughout the year, find out here
Monday - Friday
Event: Minds Matter, coffee morning
Location: Luton (details vary, see poster)
Event: Walk & Talk, activities include Tug of War, Arts and Craft and Meet the ponies.
Location: Wardown Park, Outside the Cafe
Event:Information stall, meet staff and find out about local services
Location: Luton mall
Time: 10 - 4pm