Week has menu for good men­tal health

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RES­I­DENTS in Mid­dle­ton are be­ing sup­ported to look af­ter their men­tal health as part of this year’s Men­tal Health Aware­ness Week.

Men­tal Health Aware­ness Week is a na­tional ini­tia­tive led by the Men­tal Health Foun­da­tion.

The theme for 2017 is ‘sur­viv­ing or thriv­ing’, look­ing at why too few of us are thriv­ing with good men­tal health.

Across the bor­ough, men­tal health ser­vices provider, Pen­nine Care NHS Foun­da­tion Trust, is sup­port­ing the cam­paign.

The Trust has planned a week of ac­tiv­ity de­signed to raise aware­ness of lo­cal ser­vices that can help peo­ple with prob­lems and sup­port peo­ple to im­prove their men­tal health and emo­tional well­be­ing.

#Thrive is the bor­ough’s ded­i­cated emo­tional health and well­be­ing ser­vice for young peo­ple aged up to 19 years.

It is based on Drake Street in Rochdale and open Mon­day to Thurs­day, from 10am to 6pm and Fri­day and Satur­day from 10am to 4pm. Young peo­ple can drop in to chat to ex­pert staff about any con­cerns, wor­ries or is­sues they have. The team will be able to of­fer ap­pro­pri­ate ad­vice and sup­port.

Ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing the week in­clude Face­book Live chats on Pen­nine Care’s Face­book page, face­book.com/ Pen­nineCareNHSFT.

Two young peo­ple who re­ceived sup­port from Pen­nine Care’s Healthy Young Minds Ser­vice will take part in a live Face­book chat about their jour­ney to re­cov­ery on Thurs­day at 4pm.

This will be fol­lowed by a sec­ond Face­book live chat on Fri­day from 12.30pm.

Dur­ing the chat, staff from the Trust’s Healthy Minds ser­vices and Tame­side, Old­ham and Glos­sop Mind will pro­vide top tips to help peo­ple thrive and an­swer ques­tions.

For more de­tails see the Face­book page, or @ Pen­nineCareNHS on Twit­ter us­ing #MHAW17.

More in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing de­tails of lo­cal sup­port ser­vices and how to get in touch, are avail­able at pen­ninecare. nhs.uk/sur­vive­orthrive.

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