Wellbeing Fairs taking place for Mental Health and Dementia awareness week
One in four people every year are affected by mental health, with nine out of 10 people saying they have faced negative treatment.
A series of events are set to take place this month (May) in Stafford Borough to mark National awareness weeks dedicated to mental health and dementia
Two Wellbeing Fairs, hosted by the Borough Council and its partner organisations, will take place over two weeks starting on May 8 at the Stone Community Hub from 10.30am and 12.30pm, and on May 16 at Holmcroft Youth and Community Centre from 10.30am until 12.30pm. The aim of the fairs is to raise awareness of local support available to improve wellbeing.
Over the two weeks there will also be a number of activities including ‘Walking for Health’, a free photography and poetry workshop and a ‘Knit and Natter’ event.
Howard Thomas, Head of Environmental Health at the Borough Council said: “The two weeks of activities aim to get people thinking about their own health and wellbeing, as well as others to highlight the help and support available across the Borough.”
Mental health week is organised by the Mental Health Foundation and takes place from Monday, May 8 until Sunday, May 14. Dementia awareness week takes place from Sunday, May 14 until Saturday, May 20.
For further information on the workshops visit www.staffordhealth.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.