Pop-up shop

We’re celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week by holding a pop-up shop to provide help and free resources to the public.

The event will be held on Tuesday 17 May in Churchill Precinct in Dudley Town Centre from 11am – 1pm. This year, Mental Health Awareness Week will be running from 16 – 22 May and will focus on the theme of healthy relationships. The week is organised by the Mental Health Foundation, a national charity that aims to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health.

The event will see different health organisations offering advice and support as well as information on services that are available. Stalls include Dudley Mind, Rethink Mental Illness, Creative Support and Kaleidoscope Group. Free health checks will also be available.

Iram Maan, community development worker at Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, said “Good relationships can help us to live happier lives, often with fewer mental health problems. Supportive connections shared with friends, family and the community can really impact on our health and wellbeing.”

“This year we wanted to try something new for Mental Health Awareness Week and came up with the idea for a pop-up shop.  It’s a great way for people to come and have a friendly chat and find out more about mental health and other local services.”

To find out more about the event contact the community development workers on 01384 366517 or by email cdw@dwmh.nhs.uk. For more information about Mental Health Awareness Week, please see the Mental Health Foundation website – www.mentalhealth.org.uk.