Mental Health Awareness Week 2018: Warwickshire County Council reminds residents to prioritise their mental health

Monday 14 May marks the first day of Mental Health Awareness Week, which Warwickshire County Council is supporting to encourage people to place the same importance on their mental health as they do on their physical health. The national theme this year is ‘Stress: are we coping?’

It is important for people to take steps to look after their wellbeing and to spend time every day to enhance their wellbeing. Developing techniques to improve wellbeing helps to build mental and emotional resilience. The Wellbeing for Warwickshire Service is offering a range of activities and events to enhance wellbeing for Mental Health Awareness Week. The service, through its local hubs and outreach services across Warwickshire can support people to enhance their wellbeing and improve their mental health. The hubs can also support those who are struggling to cope or finding things difficult, to improve their wellbeing and offer support during difficult times. For more information about the service and for details of all of the events for Mental Health Awareness Week visit: warwickshire.gov.uk/mentalhealth and click on Wellbeing for Warwickshire, or see below.

Individuals who have used the Wellbeing for Warwickshire service have given very positive feedback about the service:

“I have been trying to find the words to say thank you but thank you just doesn’t seem enough. The difference that the wellbeing service has made to my life is indescribable. You have given me my life back”.

“I have not felt this happy for such a long time, thank you for helping me through a very difficult time in my life”.

“What an amazing service this is. It really helped me when I needed it. Thank you”.

WCC is also focusing on the importance of seeking help early if someone feels like they are struggling to cope. There are a range of mental health and wellbeing services in Warwickshire, accessible in different ways depending on preference: face-to-face services; books, e-books and audio CDs; a telephone helpline; and an anonymous, online support website, bigwhitewall.com.

The Five Ways to Wellbeing in Warwickshire initiative is another great way for Warwickshire residents and workers to find out more about maintaining good wellbeing and building it into their daily lives. For more information on the Five Ways to Wellbeing, please visit: warwickshire.gov.uk/5ways

Cllr Les Caborn, the council’s Portfolio Holder for Health and Social Care said: “We want our residents to be safe, healthy and independent, and good mental health is a key part of this. Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year, and we all face challenges to our mental health. Therefore we need to prioritise and take care of our wellbeing, just as we would our physical health”.

“Mental Health Awareness Week is an important opportunity to speak about the role of wellbeing in maintaining good mental health. If you are struggling to cope, feeling anxious, low or stressed, please visit warwickshire.gov.uk/mentalhealth to find out more about the services that can support you. Many of the services can be accessed directly without referral from a professional.  Your mental health and wellbeing is really important, so take a positive step towards protecting and improving yours today.”

The Mental Health Foundation lead the Mental Health Awareness Week campaign nationally. To find out more visit: mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

 

Wellbeing for Warwickshire – sessions and events around Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

North Warwickshire Wellbeing Hubs

During the Bedworth, North Warwickshire and Nuneaton peer led drop-ins below, staff will give an active presentation on one or two of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and the links that each has with stress, along with tools/techniques to de-stress.

Name of event: North Warwickshire Peer Led Drop-In
Why come along? Open access drop-in available to everyone.  Come and visit us and take part in a 5ways to wellbeing and stress  talk
Date: Monday 14th May
Time 9am – 12noon
Venue: Mancetter Memorial Hall, Old Farm Road, Mancetter, CV9 1QN

 

Name of event: Nuneaton Outreach at Asda
Why come along? Coping with Stress: Come and visit us. Staff will promote the 5 ways to Wellbeing and raise awareness of local services.
Date: Monday 14th May
Time 2pm – 5pm
Venue: Nuneaton Asda, Newtown Road, CV11 4FL

 

Name of event: Nuneaton Peer Led Drop-In
Why come along? Open access drop-in available to everyone.  Come and visit us and take part in a 5 ways to wellbeing and stress  talk
Date: Tuesday 15th May
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Venue: Nuneaton Wellbeing Hub, Newtown Chambers, Corporation Street, Nuneaton, CV11 5XR

 

Name of event: Bedworth Outreach at Tesco
Why come along? Coping with Stress: Come and visit us. Staff will promote the 5 ways to Wellbeing and raise awareness of local services.
Date: Wednesday 16th May
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Venue: Bedworth Tesco, Leicester Road, CV12 8SY

 

Name of event: Bedworth Peer Led Drop-In
Why come along? Open access drop-in available to everyone.  Come and visit us and take part in a 5 ways to wellbeing and stress  talk
Date: Wednesday 16th May
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Venue: Bedworth Wellbeing Hub, CAB, 25 Congreve Walk, Bedworth, CV12 8LX

 

Name of event: North Warwickshire Hub Outreach
Why come along? Coping with Stress: Come and visit us. Staff will promote the 5 ways to Wellbeing and raise awareness of local services.
Date: Thursday 17th May
Time: 9am – 12noon
Venue: Job Centre Outreach, NWBC, 58 South St, Atherstone CV9 1DY

 

Name of event: Nuneaton Peer Led Drop-In
Why come along? Open access drop-in available to everyone.  Come and visit us and take part in a 5 ways to wellbeing and stress  talk
Date: Thursday 17th May
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Venue: Nuneaton Wellbeing Hub, Newtown Chambers, Corporation Street, Nuneaton, CV11 5XR

 

Name of event: North Warwickshire Peer Led Drop-In
Why come along? Open access drop-in available to everyone.  Come and visit us and take part in a 5 ways to wellbeing and stress  talk
Date: Friday 18th May
Time 1pm – 4pm
Venue: Mancetter Memorial Hall, Old Farm Road, Mancetter, CV9 1QN

 

Name of event: Bedworth Peer Led Drop-In
Why come along? Open access drop-in available to everyone.  Come and visit us and take part in a 5 ways to wellbeing and stress  talk
Date: Friday 18th May
Time: 5pm – 8pm
Venue: Bedworth Wellbeing Hub, CAB, 25 Congreve Walk, Bedworth, CV12 8LX

 

Rugby Wellbeing Hub

Name of event: Outreach on Journey Bus
Why come along?  Coping with Stress: Come and visit us on our Journey bus and play the 5 Ways to Wellbeing Ball Game.  Staff will promote the 5 ways to Wellbeing and raise awareness of local services.
Date: Monday 14th May
Time 10am – 1pm
Venue: Outside Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, Little Elborow St, Rugby CV21 3BZ

 

Name of event: Pop-up Lounge at Rugby College
Why come along? College students only. Coping with Stress: Staff will promote the 5 ways to Wellbeing and raise awareness of local services.
Date: Tuesday 15th May
Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue: Rugby College, Technology Drive, Rugby CV21 1AR

 

Name of event: Peer Led Drop-In
Why come along? Open access drop-in available to everyone.  Come and visit us and play the 5 Ways to Wellbeing Ball Game.  Also, why not join in one or both of two different Relaxation sessions being run that afternoon and learn some new techniques to de-stress.   
Date: Tuesday 15th May
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Venue: Rugby Wellbeing Hub, 28 Cromwell Road, Rugby CV22 5LY

 

Name of event: Walk
Why come along? Staff will be on the walk to chat about Coping with Stress and  will be promoting the 5 ways to wellbeing
Date: Wednesday 16th May
Time: 11am – 12noon
Venue: Meet outside Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre, Bruce Williams Way, Rugby CV22 5LJ

 

Name of event: Taster event at Rugby Leisure Centre
Why come along? Come along and try your hand at Badminton or Mat Bowls or Table Tennis, or all three!!  Or just come along for a cup of tea and a chat.  Coping with Stress: Staff will promote 5 Ways to Wellbeing and raise awareness of local services.
Date: Wednesday 16th May
Time: 12noon – 2pm
Venue: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre, Bruce Williams Way, Rugby CV22 5LJ

 

Name of event: Anxiety Management & Relaxation Session
Why come along? Coping with Stress:  Come along and learn some coping strategies for dealing with stress.  Booking essential – please call 01788 544105
Date: Thursday 17th May
Time: 10am – 12 noon
Venue: Rugby Wellbeing Hub, 28 Cromwell Road, Rugby CV22 5LY

 

Name of event: Peer Led Drop-In
Why come along? Open access drop-in available to everyone.  Come and visit us and play the 5 Ways to Wellbeing Ball Game
Date: Saturday 18th May
Time: 10am – 1pm
Venue: Rugby Wellbeing Hub, 28 Cromwell Road, Rugby CV22 5LY

 

South Warwickshire Wellbeing Hubs

Name of event: Big Wellbeing Picnic
Why come along? Free outdoor and indoor workshops, crafts and stalls including Zumba, reiki, dancing, facepainting, a 1 mile walk, and other activities. We are also launching a variety of 5 Ways to Wellbeing Workshops which will continue in our Wellbeing Hubs, for example:Mindful Arts and Crafts Session

Mindful Pebble Painting

A special 5 Ways to Wellbeing Workshop

Bring a friend, bring a picnic and bring a deckchair. All are welcome!!!

Date: Sunday 13th May
Time 11am – 2pm
Venue: Café Lomas, Stratford Hospital, Arden Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6NX

 

Name of event: Warwick Outreach at Trident College
Why come along?  Coping with Stress: Come and visit us. Staff will promote the 5 ways to Wellbeing and raise awareness of local services.
Date: Monday 14th May
Time 12noon – 1pm
Venue: Trident Park, Poseidon Way, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwick CV34 6SW

 

Name of event: Warwick Peer led drop-in
Why come along?  Open access drop-in available to everyone.  Come and visit us, meet new people. Share experiences and strategies for dealing with stress.  
Date: Monday 14th May
Time 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Quaker House, 39 High Street, Warwick CV34 4AX

 

Name of event: Stratford Peer led drop-in
Why come along?  Open access drop-in available to everyone.  Come and visit us, meet new people. If you wish, join in with the poetry group and take part in the trivia quiz.
Date: Tuesday 15th May
Time: 11am – 2pm
Venue: 48 Cygnet Court, Timothy’s Bridge Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9NW

 

Name of event: Outreach on Journey Bus
Why come along? Coping with Stress: Come and visit us on our Journey bus. Staff will promote the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and raise awareness of local services.
Date: Wednesday 16th May
Time 11am – 1pm
Venue: Outside Leamington College, Warwick New Rd, Leamington Spa CV32 5JE

 

Name of event: Stratford Parent to Parent peer led drop-in
Why come along? Open access drop-in available to parents. Share experiences and strategies for coping with stress, and looking after yours and your children’s wellbeing.
Date: Wednesday 16th May
Time 11am – 2pm
Venue: 48 Cygnet Court, Timothy’s Bridge Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 9NW

 

Name of event: Leamington Peer led drop-in
Why come along? Open access drop-in available to everyone.  Come and visit us, meet new people. Share experiences and strategies for dealing with stress.  
Date: Wednesday 16th May
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Venue: 2 Southborough Terrace, Brunswick Street, Leamington Spa CV31 2DT

 

Name of event: Warwick Peer led drop-in
Why come along? Open access drop-in available to everyone.  Come and visit us, meet new people. Share experiences and strategies for dealing with stress.  
Date: Wednesday 16th May
Time: 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Quaker House, 39 High Street, Warwick CV34 4AX

 

Name of event: Leamington Peer led drop-in
Why come along? Open access drop-in available to everyone.  Come and visit us, meet new people. Share experiences and strategies for dealing with stress.  
Date: Friday 16th May
Time: 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Venue: 2 Southborough Terrace, Brunswick Street, Leamington Spa CV31 2DT