World Mental Health Day


 Content Editor

 

Our trust is marking World Mental Health Day by hosting a live question and answer (Q&A) session on Twitter with a young people's mental health expert.

World Mental Health Day takes place on 10 October every year and this year's theme will focus on young people and mental health in a changing world.

From 3.30-4.30pm on 10 October, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be hosting the live Q&A with Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr Sandeep Ranote. 

The Q&A will give young people, their families and members of the public a chance to put their mental health related questions to Dr Ranote for her expert advice. You you can get involved by tweeting @NWBoroughsNHS and using the hashtag #AskSandeepWMHD.

The Trust has also held a series of workshops with young people to discuss today's society and the impact it has on their mental health, as well as things that would make it better for them in the future. To wrap up the workshops, the Trust has taken the young people's views and turned them into a short animation.
 
The animation highlights the importance of mental health in young people and also includes some of the local events that will be happening across the Trust this World Mental Health Day. You can watch the animation online at: www.nwbh.nhs.uk/world-mental-health-day.
 
You can find out more about your local CAMHS service and how to access help by visiting: www.nwbh.nhs.uk/child-adolescent-mental-health-services

Our services will be holding events in the following boroughs:

Borough based activity
Halton:
  • Halton CAMHS are planning on launching the Halton informal drop-in café called Heads up Halton on World Mental Health Day. The cafes are for young people who can drop by to speak with a trained mental health professional for assessment, advice and signposting to local services.
 
Knowsley:
  • Knowsley CAMHS along with the young people who attend SHOUT will be having an event at the Jubilee Children's Centre on Tuesday 9 October. At this event there will be the opportunity for some of our young people to participate in a mindfulness or yoga breathing session and they will be making a listening tree.
     
St Helens
  • St Helens Recovery team are holding an event at Peasley Cross. They will be providing education, awareness of our services and service user involvement initiatives/stories. They will have guests from various services in and around St Helens. They will be fundraising with various raffles and tombola and there will also be cake stalls, craft stalls, plants stalls and book stalls amongst

  • Our Later life and memory service in St Helens will be launching their monthly young onset social group on WMHD to be held at the 'Saints Rugby Ground' from 11am to 1pm. The group is for younger people (below 66) who have been recently diagnosed with dementia or who already have a diagnosis.  The group will meet monthly and will be provide advice/information and support and also a social aspect.
     
Warrington
  • Fairhaven unit and Alders are having a fun afternoon with a tea party and tombola and dressing in yellow and raising money for Young Minds
You can keep up-to-date with activity throughout the week by following the Trust on Twitter @NWboroughsnhs and if you want to join in the conversation use the hashtag #WMHD2018.