A Talk in the Park – 13/09/12

Join us to mark World Mental Health Day this year!

We are holding a Fun Day at Mary Stevens Park in Stourbridge from 12-4pm on Saturday 13th October.

There will be stalls form a variety of local health services and charities and health professionals on hand to offer advice and guidance on your health and wellbeing as well as a variety of games and competitions for everyone to get involved in.

Olympic swimmer Nick Gillingham will also be in attendance to give a talk about his experiences of mental health and how mental health can impact on your physical health.

The day will be packed with lots of activities and interactive workshops. In addition, there will be displays of information about services in the borough which can support people when they experience emotional and psychological issues as well as looking after your health and wellbeing – Everyone is welcome!

So why not come along and join in the fun – have a coffee a cake and a talk in the park!

With as many as one in four people experiencing a mental health problem in their lifetime, World Mental Health Day is an annual event that recognises and commemorates mental health issues throughout the world. This year marks the 20th anniversary and has the theme ‘Depression: A Global Crisis’.

World Mental Health Day 2012 aims to encourage people around the world to address depression as a widespread illness that affects individuals, their families and their peers, and to recognise that it is a treatable condition.

Depression can affect anyone, from young people to seniors, it is now estimated that 350 million people globally are affected by depression.