Access Sefton Hosting Free Event for World Mental Health Day

02 October 2017

A free health and wellbeing event is being held in Bootle on Tuesday 10 October, between 10am – 3pm, to celebrate World Mental Health Day. 

It will take place at the L20 Building at Hugh Baird College, Balliol Road, Liverpool L20 7EW. The Centre is located on the corner of Balliol Road and Stanley Road. 

The event, called “Find Your Balance,” has been organised by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Access Sefton Talking Therapies Service. It will endeavour to showcase a number of Sefton-based organisations who are working hard to improve local people’s wellbeing. 

In addition to the useful information that the stands will provide visitors, there will also be a range of fun, interactive activities including creative crafts, massages, yoga and mindful colouring. Mindful colouring is designed to aid relaxation and to reduce stress, by using colouring books. A number of great prizes will also be up for grabs. 

World Mental Health Day is an annual event that takes place on Tuesday 10 October and is supported by the World Health Organisation. The day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders who work on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide. This year’s theme, as set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is mental health in the workplace. 

David Hood, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner at Access Sefton is very clear about his enthusiasm for the event. He said: “The theme for this year’s event is ‘wellbeing in the workplace’, but our event is open to absolutely everyone. We’ll have a range of local organisations taking part to showcase the wide variety of wellbeing services available in the borough, along with workshops and activities to help people learn how to better look after their own mental health.” 

The event will also offer the chance to win great prizes with a free-to-enter ‘wellbeing treasure hunt’. Prizes include Everton tickets and signed Liverpool Football Club memorabilia, plus vouchers for local stores and restaurants. 

For more information follow @AccessSefton on Twitter or call Access Sefton on 0300 303 2708.

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