Week has menu for good mental health
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.