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Safeguard your wellbeing on World Mental Health Day
08/10/2018

​World Mental Health Day - 10 October

People from across Norfolk are being invited to try out sports and find out more about the services provided by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) to help them safeguard their wellbeing at an event on Wednesday (10 October).

Staff from Wellbeing Norfolk & Waveney will be on hand in The Forum, Norwich, between 11am and 3pm, where they give out information about the support they provide for common mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and stress. They will also be able to try out mini sessions of tennis, yoga and table tennis.

The event has been organised to mark World Mental Health Day, which is arranged by the World Health Organisation and takes place annually on 10 October. Designed to raise awareness of the importance of looking after mental wellbeing, this year’s event carries the theme “Young people and mental health in a changing world”.

Norwich and Central Norfolk Mind and Active Norfolk will launch their Get Set to Go project to improve mental health through physical activity.

Wellbeing Norfolk & Waveney was set up in 2015 and provides a range of holistic, tailored services to support emotional wellbeing in people aged 16 and over, such as talking therapies, workshops, group sessions and one-to-one help. It aims to provide accessible, responsive help before people’s problems become too great.

The service is provided by NSFT in partnership with Mind and Relate.

Paola Colombo, Minority Support Co-ordinator at Wellbeing Norfolk & Waveney, said: “We have supported thousands of people of all ages since Wellbeing Norfolk & Waveney was set up, helping them overcome conditions such as anxiety, depression and stress, get back to work and lead a fulfilling life.

“We would encourage anyone who would like to know more about the services we provide to drop into the Forum on Wednesday and find out how we can support you to lead a productive and enjoyable life.”

Anyone aged 16 or over can self-refer to Wellbeing Norfolk and Waveney by calling 0300 123 1503 or visiting www.wellbeingnands.co.uk

For press enquiries, email: nsft.communications@nsft.nhs.uk