Let’s talk Mental Health

What are you doing this Mental Health Awareness Week?

If you’re in the Brentwood area from 14th-20th May 2018, make sure you check out the great activities and events that the Brentwood community has planned.

Mental health is something that many people neglect, but this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week campaign focuses on mental health and stress.

Are we coping with stress?

It’s a sad fact that stress is a common feature of modern life. This will be the primary focus of a host of local activities and events throughout the week starting from 14th May 2018. The activities include:

  • Under the theme Fitness in Mind, Brentwood Centre will host various activities during Mental Health Awareness Week. For more details about these activities, call 01277 246057.
  • If you’re more into physical activities, Health Walks will take place at various locations around Brentwood. For more information about the walks, visit brentwood.gov.uk.
  • Make sure you visit Hutton Community Centre during the week, where they will be promoting Essex Community Tree. Essex Community Tree provides people with easy access to local mental health information, allowing them to seek help earlier and help them avoid a mental health crisis.
  • On Wednesday 16th May, a Countryside Volunteers Day will be held at various locations around Brentwood. Visit the council’s website for more information.
  • From 11am-1pm on Thursday 17th May, those that have a creative flare, or those just looking for a relaxing activity, can join in the Brentwood Community Print’s Colour Me in Café, taking place at the Christ Church Hall in Warley.
  • For any men who feel uncomfortable attending the other events or discussing their mental health, there is a Men’s Shed at Doddinghurst Road Church from 2-4pm on Friday 18th This is a great place for men to meet and talk about their mental health and concerns with other men. For more information call 01277 224528.

These aren’t the only events and activities on the go during Mental Health Awareness Week. Keep an eye on the Brentwood Council website and local social media channels for other activities and more information on Mental Health Awareness Day 2018.