27 September 2017

World Mental Health Day is celebrated on the 10 October across the world in more 300 countries.

This day aims to promote discussion about mental health, combat stigma and promote treatment. One in four people will experience mental health difficulty during their lifetime.

Mental health difficulties can affect anyone, and while there is no single cause, there are many different triggers.

This year’s theme is
‘Mental Health in the Workplace’, which addresses the value of promoting wellbeing in all work settings.

Join us and healthcare partners as we host and support activities to mark World Mental Health Day.

Tower Hamlets

London Muslim Centre
To celebrate World Mental Health Day, the Bangladeshi Mental Health Forum (BMHF) is holding a free and fun event on October 10.
London Muslim Centre will have complimentary therapy, entertainment and activities, free refreshments and lunch, a guest speaker discussing mental wellbeing as well as productive workshops and discussions.

Venue: London Muslim Centre, 82-92 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1JQ
Date: Tuesday 10 October, 2017
Time: 11am-3pm

Bedford

Bedford town centre
A wide range of activities are planned in Bedford town centre in partnership with Bedford Borough Council.
Harpur Square, opposite Bedford Library, will have free table tennis, music, information on local services, a smoothie bike and the Trust’s Break the Stigma campaign.
The Harpur Suite at 3 Harpur Street, will also have Bollystep, spoken word poetry and yoga sessions at 11.30am and 12.20pm.

Venue: Harpur Square, opposite Bedford Library, Harpur Street, MK40 1PG
Date: Tuesday 10 October, 2017
Time: 11am-2pm

Bedford town centre
The Trust’s Break the Stigma campaign and Bedford Borough Council are also holding a second event on the day.
A Break the Stigma Art and Poetry Display will showcase some of the fantastic designs used to promote the initiative.
There will also be a tea party, music, creativity workshops and guest speakers.

Venue: The Higgins Bedford, Castle Lane, Bedford, MK40 3XD
Date: Tuesday 10 October, 2017
Time:
3-6pm

Luton

Luton town centre
The Trust and partner organisations from across Luton will be in St George’s Square.
There will be stalls and information about local services and the chance for visitors to try laughter yoga.

Venue: St George’s Square, Luton town centre
Date: Tuesday 10 October, 2017
Time: 12-1pm

Luton inpatient units
Fitness sessions are being held for patients from or inpatient units on the site of Luton & Dunstable Hospital.
Taster sessions are being provided in the Robin Pinto gym on the site by Active Luton, with colleagues from LiveWellLuton providing health checks. Occupational Therapists from the Trust will be serving tea and cake.
The event is to mark World Mental Health Day and the launch of a new activity and fitness timetable for patients.
This is a closed event for patients only.

Venue: Luton inpatient units, Calnwood Road, Luton
Date: Tuesday 10 October, 2017
Time: 10.30am-3.30pm

All locations
Charity Young Minds are once again running their #HelloYellow campaign to raise awareness of mental health issues.
Many staff will wear yellow on October 10 and donate £1 to the charity’s work.
Visit the #HelloYellow
campaign page for more information.