Wellbeing Week 2022: 10-16 October 2022
World Mental Health Day (October 10th) is an opportunity to focus on our mental health and wellbeing and spread awareness about the importance of looking after it. Research shows that there are five simple things we can do to boost our mental health and wellbeing, these are called the Five Ways to Wellbeing.
Connect || Be Active || Take Notice || Keep Learning || Give
The Links between Inequality, anxiety and stress – Professor Richard Wilkinson 10.30 -11.30am
Richard Wilkinson is a researcher in social inequalities in health and co-founder of the Equality Trust. He is emeritus professor of public health at the University of Nottingham and co-author, with Kate Pickett, of The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone’s Wellbeing.
We are really pleased that Richard has agreed to join us today as we mark World Mental Health Day. Please join Richard at 10.30am on the zoom link below as he talks about his research and the links between inequality, anxiety & stress.
Join here at 10.30am
Art of Brilliance’s Andy Cope is facilitating a virtual workshop ‘Shift Happens be the change’ 2pm -3pm
Join here at 2pm
State of Mind Sport – ‘Mental Health Awareness’
Join here at 11am
Meeting ID: 815 4839 5607 Passcode: 756227
Wellbeing ‘Take 30 minutes’ We all have busy lives, but it is so important for our mental health and wellbeing to take time out and be active. So, whether it’s a walk, wheel, ride, run or ramble we can all take an additional 30 minutes this week for fresh air and activity – to help us develop better habits and reduce our screen time.
What did you do? Share a photo of your activity or the view you enjoyed Share your ‘Take 30’ views
Updated Wellbeing Pages
Good mental health is essential to living happy and healthy lives. Our Wellbeing pages have been updated with new workshops, resources, new ‘Midday Me Time’ dates and venues. All aiming to support everyday wellbeing themed under the Five Ways to Wellbeing and running through October and November. For more details, dates, times, links or booking instructions please go to our wellbeing page on the intranet.
Health drop-ins – Nurse-led clinic for basic health checks, advice and guidance on a range of issues whether mental health or physical health. 12 October 9.00am – 12.30pm & Monday 17 October 13.00 – 16.30pm both drop-in Princess Buildings, John Leeming room
Andy’s Man Club 12 October meet Andrew Greenway Project Development as he talks about the vital support work Andy’s Man Club facilitate
Join Zoom Meeting 10am 12 October
Meeting ID: 832 9678 0383 Passcode: 305124
Menopause, Cognition and Mood sessions – Interactive group session on managing changes to mood and brain fog symptoms. It will also provide an opportunity to find out what has/hasn’t worked for people. 18 October 10 am and 28 October 10am please book on through ITRENT
Art Of Brilliance ‘Brilliant strengths’ 4 November is a journey of self-strength-discovery. In our signature fun and interactive way, we will re-kindle inherent strengths – and uncover new ones. The result is revitalised and re-energised individuals who are able to operate as a high-performance team. Book on through ITRENT
Meet the Staff Networks – an opportunity to drop in and meet representatives from the staff networks, chat, and find out a bit more about the inclusion work staff led networks focus on. Click here to join the meeting
Go to our Wellbeing page for our full updated programme.
” As we begin October, we leave behind an important service that has been at the heart of Healthy Minds for a long time. We know Recovery & Support has meant a great deal to many of you, and so we want to pay tribute to this amazing service and team.
But although we say goodbye to Recovery & Support, we know there is still so much in our future at Healthy Minds, and we will continue to work towards our mission to improve the wellbeing for everyone in Calderdale. ”
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World Mental Health Day is on the 10th of October 2022 and the theme for this year is ‘Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’.
[ Source: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/public-engagement/world-mental-health-day ]
We, at Staying Well, know that mental health is just as important as physical health, and there are things that can be done to help prevent mental ill-health.
Staying Well truly understand the importance of being open and challenging the mental health inequalities faced by our community. In these turbulent times protecting the mental health of ourselves, our families and our communities must be a priority.
One way that Staying Well hope to positively affect the mental health of the community is through our telephone befriending scheme. The telephone befriending scheme was created at a time of great isolation and loneliness and has developed and grown to be a way for people to connect to share their thoughts and feelings and have a good chat. The befriending client and volunteer both benefit from the relationship; “I feel befriending is one of the most enjoyable ways you can choose to volunteer your time. Opening up lines of communication between people can make such a huge difference to both people’s lives.”
About Staying Well Telephone Befriending
We are currently recruiting for volunteer befrienders and if you would like more information, please contact Carrie Stoker on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our mental health is just like our physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it.
Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year. They range from common problems, such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
We all need to take care of our mental health and wellbeing whether we have a mental health problem or not.
Mental wellbeing describes how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. It can change from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year.
Mind has some tips on practical steps you can take to improve and maintain your wellbeing including making time for yourself, building positive relationships and getting active. You can read them at https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/wellbeing/?ctaId=/get-involved/world-mental-health-day/slices/wellbeing/#.W7yDWWhKjcs
Since 1992 people all over the world have been holding events, making announcements and celebrating #WorldMentalHealthDay and on Tuesday 10 October 2017 they will be doing so again.
This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is mental health in the workplace.
The WFMA say they want;
“… a global consensus to support mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, one that makes it easier for people with mental health conditions to seek help in and out of the workplace, with an environment that fosters good employment practices with regard to mental health.”
They are asking employers to sign a pledge around appreciating employees, creating supportive environments, stress management and lots more. You can find out more on the WFMA website.
You can find more about World Mental Health Day in the UK on the Mental Health Foundation website.
It’s an important anniversary for mental health in Leeds too: MindWell is one year old on 10 October. Happy Birthday MindWell!
Forum Central is keen join in by promoting all the wonderful things that Leeds is doing for World Mental Health Day.
The MindWell team and members of Forum Central will be hosting a stall and wellbeing space at Leeds Markets on World Mental Health Day, Tuesday 10 October, 10am-4pm.
Is your organisation planning an event for that week? Will you be running something that you want other organisations to come and promote their services at? Can we help get the word out about what you’ll be doing?
If so email email@example.com
Show your support and donate to a great cause ‘London Challenge 2016’ which is raising money for #ANDYSMANCLUB in order to help open a club in every UK town and city and also raise awareness of the unbelievable work of Samaritans and Calm Zone.
A 194 mile walk from the Shay Stadium, Halifax to the Houses of Parliament in London will begin on Thursday 6 October in time to celebrate World Mental Health Day on Monday 10 October.
Show your support by sharing, donating and spreading the word!
Please visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/andysmanclubitsokaytotalk if you would like to make a donation for this great cause no matter how big or small!
In celebration of World Mental Health Day 2016, Insight Healthcare presents ‘Wellbeing for Calderdale’ with interactive stalls, taster sessions, live performances and guest speakers including Ursula Holden-Gill from ITV’s Emmerdale, Nick Rawsthorne of Halifax RLFC and Luke Ambler Halifax RLFC and founder of #andysmanclub and #itsoktotalk campaign.
Monday 10 October – 2pm to 7pm
At The Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax, HX1 2YS
For further informatiom visit www.insighthealthcare.org