World Mental Health Day

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World Mental Health Day is marked on 10 October 2022 and there are a number of events in Islington to celebrate the day and work towards making mental health and wellbeing a priority.

Good mental wellbeing is fundamental to our physical health, our relationships, our sense of purpose, our ability to get through the normal stress of day to day life and to be able to cope when things change. It can improve self-confidence. It can help us to manage life’s problems and to enjoy the good things, especially when you have money worries, it’s important to remember there is support available.

For World Mental Health Day there are not only events for local people but also training opportunities available.

Age UK Islington, Manor Gardens, Caledonian Park, and Islington parks are just some of the organisations and places that offer regular events which are a great opportunity to meet and talk to people to improve their mental health.

Events

  • Volunteer Gardening

Volunteer Gardening with Friends of Cally Park

Venue- Caledonian Park, N7

When- 10am-12 noon, 9 October at Cally Park

  • Fitzrovia Youth in Action

For individuals and organizations who work with young people to explore and discuss good practice when facilitating a variety of youth led activities.

Venue- The Warren Centre, 1-8 Suffolk House, Wakefield Place, London W1T 5JU.

When- 11-12pm, 11 October

Contact – Delicha.changa@fya.org.uk ; 02073887399

  • Emotional Support for Carers – Your Mental Health and Wellbeing Matters

Unpaid carers are those of us who look after a friend, partner or relative who can’t do without our care and support. This might be helping with shopping, being on the end of the phone, helping with paperwork or going along to hospital appointments. As an unpaid carer you might feel exhausted, overwhelmed and stressed and that you just have no time at all for yourself.

This online training from Islington Carers Hub and C&I NHS Trust will aim to share tips and guidance to help your wellbeing.

  • How caring can make us feel
  • Looking after yourself as a carer
    • doing something for yourself: getting a break, social opportunities, training, employment
    • getting some help with caring: friends, paid-for carers
    • sharing feelings: ICH – Support Group
  • Challenges of the caring role

When: 10:30 – 12:00, Thursday 13 October

Reserve your place

  • A Conversation Between Mental Health Outreach Workers Emily and Sarah

Emily Snowden and Sarah O’Connor, are Mental Health Outreach Workers, employed by both the NHS and Age UK Islington.  They will be joining Age UK Islington for a conversation that will provide an insight into their roles, who they help, the techniques that they use and how their roles fit into the Camden and Islington NHS Mental Health team.

When: 11.30am – 12noon, Thursday 20 October

Online: Reserve a place at the Health and Wellbeing Meeting

  • Free Rethink training

Islington Council is funding free mental health training to anyone who lives, works, studies or volunteers in the boroughs.

Courses available:

  • Mental Health First Aid Training – become a qualified mental health first aider in your workplace and provide support to your colleagues
  • Mental Health Awareness – learn more about mental health and mental illness and how you can support others in the workplace
  • Mental Health in the Workplace for Managers – learn more about mental health and mental illness in the workplace and how you, as a manager, can respond

There are also free online training sessions available for individuals to book onto:

To hear more about how we can help you, get in touch with the Training Team at training@rethink.orgor on 0333 222 5878.

Want to find out more?

You can find out more about mental health support in Islington on the Islington Council website.

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