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Melton Borough Council Marks World Mental Health Day

Published Tuesday, 8th October 2019

One in four individuals experience mental health issues every year.

To mark World Mental Health Day Melton Borough Council’s Housing and Communities team are joining forces with Me and My Learning, the Council’s satellite hub for supporting individuals to lead a day of activities on Thursday 10th October.

The aim is to promote mindful activities, and services that Phoenix House can provide that can help residents become more aware of mental health. Furthermore, the events aim to improve education on how to support and encourage others to talk about mental health, plus find out more information that may help them personally.

The days schedule will commence at Phoenix House on Nottingham Road with a talk from Let’s Talk Wellbeing (10am-11am) then, a relaxing crafternoon session (12pm-1pm) followed by a guided walk from Phoenix House to Melton Community Allotments which are located near to Melton Country Park (2pm-3pm). The guided walk will celebrate how gardening can contribute to positive mental health.

Concluding the day is an event to mark 100 years of social housing. The event will feature stories and photos from tenants of Melton Borough Council Borough Council; this event is designed to challenge the stigma that if often associated with those living in social housing- which can have a significant impact on mental health. This event takes place at the Fairmead Children’s Centre, and is from 4pm-6pm. Refreshments will be served at this event.

Alan Pearson, Housing and Communities Portfolio Holder said: “Our research and work in Melton’s communities have highlighted mental health to be a key challenge facing individuals. Therefore, to dedicate a day of activities to highlight the importance of looking after one’s mental health is very important and shows Melton Borough Council’s dedication to helping individuals overcome disadvantages and live independent lives.”

 

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For more information please contact:

Communications@melton.gov.uk