Walsall Wellbeing Festival – 24/09/10

Mental Health Professionals on hand at Walsall Wellbeing Festival

Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (DWMHPT) will be lending its full support to this year’s Walsall Wellbeing Festival.

Now established as the main mental health provider for Dudley and Walsall, DWMHPT staff will be on hand at the event to help raise awareness about mental health and services available locally. The Trust will also be giving out advice on how people can look after their mental health and will be holding a prize draw at its stand for those who are feeling lucky.

The festival will take place at The New Art Gallery in Walsall on Saturday 16 October (10am – 4pm) to mark International World Mental Health Day 2010, which aims to raise public awareness about mental health issues.

Glyn Shaw, Chairman of DWMHPT, will formally open the event. He said:
“I am very proud to have been asked to introduce this high profile event, which has now become firmly established in the mental health calendar, and I hope a great many people will attend from Walsall and beyond. It is an event for all the family with fun activities as well as an opportunity to find out more about mental health and wellbeing through making contact with local agencies like ourselves.   

“Credit must go to NHS Walsall and Walsall Council for all their hard work in organising this fantastic festival. As a mental health NHS Trust we will continue to support all our partner organisations with an aim to raise awareness and reduce the stigma attached to mental health.”

As well as perusing the display stands, visitors will be able to take part in activities such as:

  • Art Workshops
  • Laughter Sessions
  • Tai Chi Demonstration
  • Creative Writing Workshop
  • Holistic Therapies

To add to all that, there will be a live internet radio broadcast on the day.

For further information about activities at the event:
Tel: 01922 653114 / Email: Hodgkiss@walsall.gov.uk

‘Time to Change’ is the national campaign to help end discrimination faced by people who experience mental health problems. To find out more, visit: www.time-to-change.org.uk