World Mental Health Day event on Windrush Square

7 October, 2014

Written by: Katie Andrews, Mosaic Clubhouse

Guest posts > Health and Wellbeing

Come and talk to Mosaic Clubhouse about mental health – what it means to you and any issues you want to raise. We’ll be by the brightly coloured van with free cupcakes and people to chat to. We’ll be on Windrush Square from 10am on Friday 10 October.

World Mental Health Day event on Windrush Square

Mosaic Clubhouse has booked Windrush Square for the second year in order to promote the messages of World Mental Health Day and raise awareness of mental ill health. Staff and members will be there with information about the free mental health information service available to Lambeth residents at the Living Well Partnership (hosted by Mosaic Clubhouse) at 65 Effra Road.

We want to encourage people to have a conversation about mental health, what does it mean to you? Who do you know that might have experienced a mental health condition?

We want people to understand that being diagnosed with a mental health condition is not the worst thing that can happen and that there is hope and there are services in Lambeth that can support people to regain their confidence and skills and achieve their goals.

What is World Mental Health Day?

World mental health day is observed every year. The objective is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and try to drum up support for issues around mental health, which in turn we hope will decrease the stigma attached to living with mental ill health.

The day is a great opportunity for anyone working in mental health services to talk publicly about what they do and what more needs to be done to improve people’s mental health around the world. Is it also an opportunity for anyone who has or does experience mental ill health to share their experiences of living with mental ill health. Each year there is a different focus and this year the spotlight is on, ‘Living with Schizophrenia’.

Mental health in Lambeth

Residents of Lambeth live with significantly higher incidences of mental ill health which can lead to isolation, poverty, loneliness, loss of confidence and self-esteem and in worst cases self-harm due to loss of hope and control. We want to make people aware that there are people and services that can support people experiencing these difficulties.

Find out more

Find out more about Mosaic Clubhouse here

Read Cllr Ed Davies’ blog on the Lambeth Black Health and Well Being Commission’s report

 

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