Mental health campaign
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Raising awareness of women’s mental health to all ages
Three mental health events taking place today
Platform 51 has been campaigning for better treatment for women with mental health problems since January. Today we are holding three events to maintain awareness of this problem and the devastating impact it has.
Women of all ages need to understand the impact of mental health problems, so in Northampton we're starting young with an event for girls aged 14 and 15. We want young girls to be aware of the services that we provide and how, if they are struggling with poor mental health, they can come to us. We will be talking to teachers so they can detect if their pupils are at risk and refer them on for the help they need.
Platform 51 in Plymouth is holding a meeting this afternoon with women from across the city to discuss how they can raise awareness of mental health in the city. This group will be involved in organising a city-wide conference, a focus group and a peer mentoring group. If you'd like to get involved contact Platform 51 Plymouth on: 01752 671080.
And finally, Platform 51 West Kent is holding a wellbeing festival. It will bring people together to discuss ways to improve health and wellbeing. There will be host of fun and informative workshops and interactive stalls.
Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for images from these events.
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