World Mental Health Day 2019 event, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

(Organised by partners of the Gateshead Mental Health and Wellbeing Partnership and led by Gateshead Mental Health User Voice)

World Mental Health Day takes place every year on the 10th October with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health. The day provides an opportunity for stakeholders working on mental health issues to share their work, and discuss what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people of Gateshead. This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is Suicide Prevention.

To celebrate the positive steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing, a special event is taking place at the Iconic Shipley Art Gallery from 11.00am - 3.00pm on Thursday 10th October 2019.

The goal is to help raise mental health awareness. Each of us can make a contribution to ensure that people dealing with problems concerning mental health can live better lives with dignity. Every year one adult in four, along with one child in ten, will have a mental health issue. These conditions can profoundly affect literally millions of lives, affecting the capability of these individuals to make it through the day, to sustain relationships, and to maintain work.

Around 30 organisations will be on hand to give advice and support on ways to improve your Mental Health and Wellbeing.   This event is free and will include refreshments as well as, live music and numerous mental health themed activities and taster sessions. Just drop in any time between 11.00am and 3.00pm.

There is a full programme of activities over day with Activities including:

  • Live Acoustic Music
  • Free coffee and tea
  • Around 30 organisational Mental health information stalls
  • Keynote speakers
  • Raffle (prizes)
  • Mindfulness sessions

No need to book, just come along on the day and speak to our team about Mental Health, try some activities which are shown to help people to relax, learn something new and try some relaxation.

For further information contact Mish Loraine, Development Worker, Gateshead Mental Health User Voice on Tel: 07810 657292 or e-mail [email protected]

Booking for this event has now closed.