World Mental Health Day is always a special event in Slough

13th October 2019

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The theme for celebrating World Mental Health Day on 10 October, 2019 was ‘Being and Belonging’.  The aim of the day was to raise awareness of the importance of breaking down ‘the walls’ of any kind that causes isolation, prevents people from having good mental health and brings a sense of belonging.

The morning included talks and presentations from various guest speakers from both professionals, peer mentors and previous service-users, all centred on the feeling of ‘Being and Belonging’.  There was also a presentation from an Oxford University Doctoral student, summarising her findings following her research project on Enabling Town Slough’s EMBRACE group’s experience of Co-production.  As well as the presentations, there was a moving poem read by a Peer Mentor, and wonderful singing from the ‘One Voice’ choir.

Hope College and community support groups also set up stalls in the Curve to let people know about different services on offer in Slough.

People who came to the event commented that they found the morning thought and emotion-provoking.

Please watch this film capturing our work.

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Choreography of dance depicting loneliness and isolation

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