Welcome to Halton’s First Mental Health Festival!
6 – 14 October 2018
Including World Mental Health Day, 10 October
Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but Halton’s Mental Health Festival aims to raise awareness of mental health, tackle stigma people experience because of mental health problems and encourage everyone to start looking after their own mental health and wellbeing.
There is often a lot of confusion about what we mean when we talk about mental health. Many people immediately start thinking about mental health problems or mental illness – but this is only one part of the picture. Everyone has mental health and this can include:
- how we feel about ourselves and the people around us.
- our ability to make and keep friends and relationships.
- our ability to learn from others.
Being mentally healthy is also about having the strength to overcome the difficulties and challenges we can all face at times in our lives – to have confidence and self esteem, to be able to take decisions and to believe in ourselves.
The themes for the week are:
- Feel Good with Physical Activity
- Boost your wellbeing and mental health
- Mindfulness – What’s all the fuss about?
- Give back and feel good – Volunteering
- Schools and Colleges – Get Involved!
- Boost your Business – Workplace Mental Health
- Further Help and Local Services
We also have a number of events taking place especially for the festival.
More inforation on these events as well as details of local support services can be found in our Mental Health Festival Brochure