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Celebrating World Mental Health Day

WMHD
 
Thursday 10th October is World Mental Health Day, a global celebration raising awareness of mental illness and its effects on peoples' lives.  This year's focus is on mental health and older adults.

Mental health disorders are much more common then people think. Over the course of a year, 1 in 4 adults in Britain, a quarter of the population, will be affected by a mental health problem. The most common problem is a mixture of anxiety and depression.

This annual event is important to raise awareness of mental health and help to reduce the associated stigma. Across the Trust there are various events taking place:

Mander and Wulfrun Centre, Wolverhampton
Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th October
Wolverhampton Healthy Minds and the Dementia Pathway Team, will be at the Mander Centre promoting their services and offering information.  Mindfulness mediation taster sessions will also be taking place on both days.

Penn Hospital
Wolverhampton Wanderers coaches will be providing football coaching sessions for inpatients at Penn Hospital, followed by a patient vs staff football match taking place on Thursday 10th October.

Smethwick Library
Thursday 10th October - 9.30am to 12.30pm
The Make a Difference Group will be holding an information day including mindfulness meditation taster session at 10am; a talk on the therapeutic benefits of producing artwork; hearing voices workshop; live poetry by Jeremy Grant and lots more.

Edward Street Hospital, Chance Ward
Chance Ward will be holding a party for patients, staff and visitors. There will be a prize draw, tombola and lots more fun.

If you would like to find out more about World Mental health Day please click here.