In addition to supporting a joint event in L/Derry on Saturday 10th October in Guildhall Square, the Together For You Partners are also busy all week doing fantastic initiatives to raise awareness of mental health in order to reduce stigma and encourage people to seek help early.
Action Mental Health MensSana
AMH MensSana are encouraging all Post Primary Schools across NI to join us and take part in the 5 ways to wellbeing challenge for World Mental Health week. (w/b 5/10/15). Posters and guidelines can be downloaded from their website: http://www.amh.org.uk/services/menssana/provoking-thought/ and you can also download the Five Ways to Wellbeing app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…
Inspire others by taking up the challenge and post your activties online. The team can also be seen at High Street Mall, Portadown between 11am and 4pm on Thursday 8 October 2015.
Aware Defeat Depression
This World Mental Health Day you can make a real and positive difference to the lives of people affected by depression by climbing Northern Ireland’s highest peak in Aware’s Slieve Donard Trek.
By scaling the Mournes peak on Saturday, October 10 you will be helping to stamp out the stigma of depression as well as conquering your own amazing mountain challenge. Every penny raised will be used to help people affected by depression and educate our young people on mental wellbeing.
Party with a purpose on World Mental Health Day at the CAUSE 20th Birthday Gala Ball on Saturday 10th October, World Mental Health Day! Enjoy an elegant evening of drinks, dinner and dancing with your friends / colleagues at the fabulous Titanic Centre Belfast and help us to raise funds to improve the lives of those caring for someone with a serious mental illness.
For more information visit: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-cause-20th-birthday-gala-ball-tickets-16615041035
Cruse Bereavement Care
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Come along to support Dignity in Mental Health! Friday 9th October from 10.30am-2:30pm Colour Therapy Activity, Spires Shopping Mall beside the coffee shop in the Spires centre
Get Information and signposting to services in the local area. Meet members of the centre. Speak to staff and volunteers
On 16th October, NexusNI are running a day-long seminar with Zoe Lodrick (www.zoelodrick.co.uk) MSc., BA Hons (1st), UKCP registered psychotherapist, trainer, consultant, and specialist in sexualised trauma. Zoe has more than 19 years of expertise in providing psychotherapy to people who have experienced rape, sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse, and training and consultation to an impressive array of professionals working with victims and survivors of sexualised traumas both therapeutically and within the criminal justice system. More information here: http://www.nexusni.org/?p=2027
Praxis Care are having a WMHD Football Tournament in Magherafelt on the 8th October and also hosting a Coffee Morning in partnership with Common Grounds Coffee Shop, University Avenue, on the 9th October between 10am and 11pm for beneficiaries of the Befriending Service.
RelateNI coffee morning celebrating World Mental Health Day on Thursday 8th October in Cookstown Positive Steps. Clients and practitioners welcomed to attend coffee morning to acknowledge the counselling provision in Cookstown and the support of Big Lottery Fund through the Together For You project.
The Rainbow Project
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Together For You is also supporting the Northern Ireland Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (NIMHAFF). Join artist Ciara O’Malley and friends in her unique Mobile Gallery at The Mac in Belfast to get involved in some personal creativity and relaxed conversation from 10am to 4.00pm. This event is free and the public is invited to drop in and participate creatively or have a tea and a chat.
At 6.00pm, participants can rise to the challenge of exploring the myths and realities surrounding mental health and the arts. This is a free event but booking is essential and tickets are available via www.themaclive.com or https://themaclive.com/shows/wmhd-gulliver
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