Great success at World Mental Health Day
By Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind
Last Friday we hosted a brilliant event in aid of World Mental Health Day. With the support from Moving forward Middlesbrough, Know your Money, Time to Change, Middlesbrough Recovering Together and the Samaritans, Teeside and all our wonderful volunteers we put on loads of fun and interactive activities in Middlesbrough Town Centre.
Mental health awareness is one of the biggest challenges facing both public and private health institutions across the globe and we were lucky enough to have a whole host of events going on that enable people of Middlesbrough to engage and interact whilst learning about mental health and well-being.
Time to Change piloted their new social interaction model called 'So-Me' which aims to encourage people to interact face to face with people in the style of a social network. Our fab Depressed Cake Group were also at the event decorating biscuit emoticons, and pupils from Middlesbrough College made loom bands.
We want to say a massive THANK YOU to all our fabulous volunteers, all the organisations and everyone else who helped make the event a great success.