08 May 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will run from May 13-19 and the theme for this year is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.

The Trust and partner organisations are taking part in the national Mental Health Foundation initiative by hosting and supporting awareness-raising events.

The focus of all activities is to promote open and healthy discussion about body image and mental health. Below is a list of activities taking place across the Trust:

 

Luton:

What: The Trust and partner organisations will host a Luton Time to Change Champions stall for shoppers in Luton
The Trust’s Luton Recovery College and Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health Street Triage team will be joined by Penrose, Luton Healthwatch, Luton All Women’s centre, Our Minds Matter, Counselling Foundation, Resolutions Young People team, Active Luton, Samaritans and Luton Borough Council Volunteering.
Where: Mall shopping centre throughout the week, outside Marks & Spencer
When: All week

What: Cycle Walk & Talk event organised by Penrose
Where: Stockwood Discovery Centre
When: Wednesday May 15, 12-3pm

Bedford:

What: A series of events organised by the University of Bedfordshire Bedford Campus Mental Health Partnership group.
Where: University of Bedfordshire Bedford campus
When: An interactive Mirror, Mirror on the Wall display and positive body image quotes will be in the Gateway building on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
There will be a Curry and Chaat event in the Community and Faith Centre on Tuesday.
The Library in Bedford Campus is holding a month-long display in May called Positive Mind, Positive Body.

 

What: A free taster session for Mindful Table Tennis.
The Mindful sport programme is organised by Bedford Borough council sports development team in partnership with ELFT aims to break the stigma around talking about mental health and engages the body and mind in positive activity.
All are welcome to come and try the informal activities and talk to professionals about mental health and wellbeing.
Where: The Higgins, Bedford
When: Monday, 2-3pm

 

What: Mindful Yoga session for £3.
The Mindful sport programme is organised by Bedford Borough council sports development team in partnership with ELFT aims to break the stigma around talking about mental health and engages the body and mind in positive activity. All are welcome to come and try the informal activities and talk to professionals about mental health and wellbeing.
Where: Bedford Central Library
When: Wednesday, 1-3pm (registration from 12.45pm)

 

What: Free Mindful Walk followed by a café visit in Bedford.
The Mindful sport programme is organised by Bedford Borough council sports development team in partnership with ELFT aims to break the stigma around talking about mental health and engages the body and mind in positive activity.
All are welcome to come and try the informal activities and talk to professionals about mental health and wellbeing.
Where: Higgins Museum
When: Friday, 11am-12.30pm

Ongoing Heads Up and See the Signs mental health campaigns in Bedfordshire and Luton will also be used to raise awareness of how people can look after their own mental health and others.