Mental health events being held

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Mental health events being held

Representatives from mental health organisations will be at a number of events in Peterborough this week to mark World Mental Health Day on Saturday.

The local focus for 2015 is ‘be active, be creative, be kind to your mind’. Internationally, the theme is dignity in mental health.

This year’s World Mental Health Day is on Saturday 10 October, but awareness will be raised in Peterborough throughout the month.

Representatives from Peterborough City Council, Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT), Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Cambridgeshire Police, Peterborough and Fenland Mind, Inspire Peterborough, Vivacity, Peterborough Rethink Carers, Insight Health Care, and the Richmond Fellowship, will be on hand at events to talk to people and give information about the support that is available.

The events are:

  • Saturday 3 October – Cathedral Square, Black History Month event, from 11am to 6pm
  • Saturday 3 October – ABAX Stadium, London Road: Peterborough United against Millwall, 3pm
  • Thursday 8 October – Peterborough Key Theatre: I Had A Black Dog… theatre production, 7.45pm
  • Saturday 10 October – Kingsgate Centre, Staplee Way: Feel The Force Convention 2015, from 11am
  • Saturday 10 October – Millennium Centre, Dickens Street: Black History Month event
  • Sunday 11 October – The Embankment, Peterborough: Perkins Great Eastern Run, from 9.30am

Mirsada Hodges, project manager for mental health commissioning at Peterborough City Council, told Connect FM: “One in four people will suffer from poor mental health at some point in their lives.”

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