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World Mental Health Day - 10th October 2019

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 08:30

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10th October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

On World Mental Health Day, Thursday 10th October 2019, our local Healthwatch are leading a day of social media activity (a ‘Tweetstorm’ etc!) to get the community, including faith communities, employers, schools, statutory services and the voluntary sector talking about preventing suicide.

The London Borough of Barking & Dagenham have asked Healthwatch, which is provided locally by LifeLine Projects, to take a lead on spreading the message to #TalkAboutIt on World Mental Health Day, this year.

The voluntary sector, employers, GPs, local hospitals, schools and faith groups are invited to join in the social media and Twitter storm designed to get the community talking about this year's theme of suicide prevention.

The campaign will be hosted by Healthwatch with expertise provided on the day by the Mental Health Foundation's THRIVE team. All local organisations and businesses are invited to join in, by sharing the message with their networks and employees. Please contact the Healthwatch team to receive your pack.