To recognise Mental Health Awareness Week we hosted a Cake & Chat drop-in this Tuesday. We focused the event on Time to Change. Time to Change works to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems and look to improve attitudes and behaviour. We are proud to be part of the new Time to Change Islington Hub.
To give people some information we played a some Time to Change video's including 'how to start a conversation about mental health' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiOksp4xq0s&feature=youtu.be) and 'how to challenge stigma' (https://youtu.be/IYvz0AOZ8Z0). Both were well received.
The event was very well attended - and we even had a visit from the Mayor of Islington, who posted this wonderful picture on Twitter.
A big thank you goes out to all the volunteers who made this event happen - especially Wendy, who put in a lot of time energy to make the event so relevant.
Continuing the de-stigmatise mental health is incredibly important to us and you can be part of it too. To sign-up to be a Time to Change Champion please visit; https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved
And please remember to ask your friends twice if they're ok - to really find out.