Support on offer for World Mental Health Day
Derbyshire County Council have organised a Samaritans Wellbeing event in Chesterfield on 10 October 2019 to support World Mental Health Day.
This year, the annual campaign is focusing on preventing suicide, with a number of events taking place across the county, hoping to raise awareness of the scale of the issue and the role everyone can have in helping to tackle it.
Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Health and Communities Councillor, Carol Hart, said: “People’s mental health is as important as their physical health – and very often, the two go hand-in-hand.”
“It’s vital that anyone experiencing mental health difficulties knows the help and support that’s available and most importantly – that they’re not alone.”
“Events like these are designed to get everyone talking about their mental health and wellbeing and taking away any stigma or awkwardness around the subject.”
The Samaritans Wellbeing event will take place at Chesterfield Market on Thursday 10 October 2019 between 10am and 4pm, where people can find out more about how to get the right support.
Derbyshire County Council worked closely with partners to organise awareness-raising events on World Suicide Prevention Day in September. More than 30,000 people were reached after volunteers were present at 5 local football matches, handing out information leaflets and encouraging people to begin a conversation about their mental health.
In addition, around 5,000 Derbyshire organisations have been contacted with ideas and resources about how they could support people with their mental health.