To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, local mental health group the Warriors of Wellbeing are planning a fun filled day at the Italian Gardens in Weston-super-Mare, on Saturday 19 May.
The Warriors of Wellbeing are a group of local organisations including Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership, North Somerset Council and 1in4 People, who have joined forces to change how people think and act about mental health.
The ‘Feel Good Festival’ is an eclectic mix of well-being activities which will include:
- a samba dance class
- Indian Head Massage
- Tai Chi
- Mass Mindfulness session
- Art Workshop
There is also live music from a medley of artists including the North Somerset Samba Band, The Rock Choir and The Hairy Viking, as well as a poetry reading from the winner of the Warriors of Wellbeing recent poetry slam competition. So come on down and join in!
The event is free to attend and over 20 local charities will be present in a market stall area providing signposting information to local services and activities.
"Mental Health Awareness Week is great opportunity to promote mental wellbeing. We all have mental health and too often the label of ‘mental illness’ carries a stigma. By promoting wellbeing we hope to give a positive message about what we can all do to look after ourselves." - Warrior of Wellbeing member, Stephen Budd.
The event will also feature a special guest appearance from Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Tiff Earle, a founder member of Warriors of Wellbeing. Dr Tiff will be having her flowing locks shaved live on stage to raise money for a ‘magic table’- an interactive sound and light activity to provide moments of happiness for people on her dementia ward.
You can show your appreciation for Dr Tiff’s efforts and donate through her just giving page or text DUNE98 £2/£5/£10 to 70070.
"For too long mental illness has been stigmatised and side-lined. We want to put it at the forefront and to make it everyone’s business. Come along and see a consultant psychiatrist mess with her own head!" - Dr Tiff Earle