World Mental Health Day 2018 Summary
This year’s World Mental Health Day took place on October 10th and lots of local organisations got together to host a range of events to raise awareness and give the people of B&NES a taste of what is available to them and how they can get involved.
As part of the proceedings a flash mob choir organised by St Mungo’s & AWP appeared 3 times around bath singing a medley of ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’ and ‘Lean on Me’. One of the performances was even held at Bath Abbey. Take a look at the video below to see how it all went
On the same day the yearly gazebo was erected in the city centre with staff and volunteers all braving the harsh weather to hand out plenty of wellbeing cake and engage with the public. Bath city farm were there with the ever popular cuddle a chicken, the guys from Bath Mind gave people the chance to get involved with their colouring board, the flash mob choir made an appearance and ‘Lower Your Guard’ hoodies were on sale. We’d just like to say a big thank you to everyone who got involved and made the day what it was.
On World Mental Health Day itself the Fun Division gang decided to make the most of what was on offer by organising a mini bus to take us on a wellbeing trial around the various events. We started outside the train station to take in Bath Mind’s ‘Art in the City’ and enjoy the creative inventiveness of the ‘worry deleting machine’ and ‘cabinet of compassion’. From there we travelled to Bath City Farm for some light gardening, creative exploration at the ‘Crafting Workshop’ and hear about volunteering opportunities from 15 different organisations. From there it was on to Twerton village hall in order to ‘Get Set to Go’ with the folks from Bath Mind where we played a bit of badminton before heading to the ‘Chillout Café’ organised by DWP. A great day was had so we just want to say a big thank you to the volunteers who made it happen and the organisations who provided us with these great activities.
World Mental Health Day October 10th 2018
For this years World Mental Health Day. Local organisations have come together to host a range of events to help people manage their wellbeing in a changing world.
Talk Mental Health Gazebo
Saturday 6th October 10:30 - 15:00 Old Bond Street, Bath
Come along to our gazebo!
Eat some cake that will get you thinking
Take part in the colouring extravaganza
Interact with a special art piece
And there's loads more going on
For more information go here.
Li Rawlings L.Rawlings@nhs.net
Ralph Lillywhite Ralph.Lillywhite@Mungos.org
Join the 'Lower Your Guard Chorus' flash mob choir on Saturday October 6th to perform a medley of 'With a Little Help from My Friends' and 'Lean on Me'. There'll be three performances with one at Bath Abbey.
For more information go here
We'll be giving away a lot of'Mindfulness Cakes' at the Gazebo on Saturday October 10th. The idea is that they're dark on the inside and bright on the outside, to highlight that what you see is not always how people feel.
If you want to bake some cakes to help go here or contact;
Li Rawlings L.Rawlings@nhs.net
World Mental Health Day Oct 2018
Over 25 events and activities across B&NES provided by lots of organisations.
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the full list
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The Many Faces of Volunteering
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, an evening reception was held at Bath Museum of Architecture to launch the 'Many Faces of Volunteering' Exhibition.
Earlier in the year World renowned photographer Clive Arrowsmith had photographed 19 volunteers and staff, who volunteer with people facing mental health challenges, either their own or those of a loved one.
Each volunteer was also wrote an accompaniment to their photo, which gave them a chance to reflect on their experience as a volunteer, what inspired them, the impact their work and what it gives to them personally.
This opportunity with Clive was made possible by the great folks at Bath Museum of Architecture who not only arranged for the photos to become an exhibition, but also hosted the evening.
This was a great way to thank the volunteers from St Mungo's and AWP for what they have and celebrate their impact on the lives of those who they work with.
The exhibition is open to the public until January 2020, at Bath Museum of Architecture
Here's Clive talking about the photographs he took of Peter Gabriel around Bath in the 1970's, which were also exhibited at the Bath Museum of Architecture
What’s planned in Bath and NE Somerset:
Open Mic Night (Music In Mind)
Wednesday 16th May, 7.30pm – 10pm
The Museum of Bath Architecture The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5NA
Bar available Please arrive early – capacity 80 people
Performers – register 6.30pm – 7.15pm
We’d love you to perform & especially if you have your own lived experience or a positive message about mental health
For more info or if you interested in performing please contact
Paul on 07522945518 or Max at Outreach2@bathmind.org.uk
A Free event brought to you by volunteers & staff from Fun Division, St Mungo’s & Bath Mind
The aim is to enable staff, managers, volunteers and commissioners to learn about and discuss the innovative mental health progression projects funded by AWP in BANES
Please see below and attached for more information
Thursday 17th May 1.30pm @ All Saints Centre, Weston, Bath
An afternoon of 20 minute dynamic workshops & activities, learn more about the partnership projects , funded by AWP that creatively support mental health progression and move-on fromAvon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust (AWP).
Sycamore Ward inpatient Move-on Workers
Peer Mentoring Project
Bath City Farms
Followed by “pop-up” café for afternoon tea & Jazz
Bring a cake to enter the cake competition
A Bath & NE Somerset event brought to you by St Mungo’s, AWP & partnership organisations
Mental Health Day 2017
Lower Your Guard Postcards
Look out for our free wellbeing postcards. Join the conversation, and tell someone you care about ‘What helps you lower your guard and Talk Mental Health’ or add it to the art installation at the Talk Mental Health Gazebo on Sat 7th Oct. Postcards available from:
Bath Mind & shop - 10 Westgate St,
St Mungo's - Green Park Station,
AWP - Hillview,
Plus many other organisations will be giving out cards
Sat 7th Oct from 10:30am – 3pm
Old Bond Street (outside Gap)
Free wellbeing cakes, fun and stigma reducing style activities.
Sat 7th Oct
How I Make It Work
Free Creative Workshops
10th – 14 Oct 44AD Art Gallery
4 Abbey Street, Bath BA1 1NN
40 local artists have produced work around the theme ‘How I Make It Work’. Every day of the exhibition there will also be free creative workshops to enable you to participate in positive ways to stay well.
To book a place 01225 831820 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information contact:Philippa@creativityworks.org.uk
Tues 10th Oct
@ 44AD Art Gallery
Local businesses will Start World Mental Health Day with some lovely food from Food for Thought and learn something about mental health and the Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter.
Fri 13th Oct
Celebrate a successful week by coming along to listen to some great local artists at the Old Theatre Royal. Headline acts: Local artists Sam Eason & littlemen.
For more information contact: email@example.com
Tickets on sale now at brown paper tickets
For more information please see the
Natural Wellbeing Workshop
11th Oct 1pm - 4pm,
Open sessions to get involved with Bath City Farm projects specifically aimed for those with short or long term mental health problems. Activities include Crafting, Gardening and looking after animals.
For more information contact: Sarah Neale 01225 481269 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health in the Workplace
Tues 10th Oct, 10am - 4pm
Bath Job Centre, Somerset St, BA1 1TS
Mental Health in the Workplace is the theme of this years WMH day. The Job centre has come together Virgin Care, Bath Mind and many other organisations to put on this great event.
The event includes:
Talks from local organisations about maintaining wellbeing at work
1-1 advice and guidance for job searchers, employees and employers
Information about training and work placements
Benefits of volunteering & the Volunteer Pass
More Than That Single
Fri 6th Oct
He produced the most famous charity single of all time, and now Stuart Bruce is working with artists Sam Eason and the band littlemen on a charity single in aid of peer led groups supported by St Mungo’s and other local charities for World Mental Health Day 2017.
For more information please see the
Recording at NAM studios on Sat 18th Sep
Creativity & Wellbeing Coffee Morning
Tues 10 Oct, 10.30 – 12 noon,
Enjoy a coffee and beautiful creative activities inspired by some of the treasures of the Holburne’s collection. This event is organised by members of our Pathways to Wellbeing groups and marks World Mental Health Day.
Pathways to Wellbeing is a 3 year project promoting mental health and wellbeing through engagement with the arts. For more information visit: www.holburne.org/learning/community-engagement
Share your experience to train clinical psychologists
Wed 11th of Oct 2017, from 5pm to 7pm
University of Bath
Would you like to share your experiences of psychological difficulties to help us train future clinical psychologists?
For more information:
Please follow and promote WMH day activities via twitter: #WMHDBath, Facebook: WorldMentalHealthDayBath
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Get involved in any of the above or do your own thing
All of the great offers are Bath centric – so ideas for out of Bath encouraged
ACT NOW - October may feel like a long way away, but once the August holiday season is over its only 6 weeks
For more information please contact a coordinator:
Suzanne Morys (Mental Health in the Workplace)
Mental Health Awareness Week
8-14 May 2017
World Mental Health day and Mental Health Awareness week is co-produced with groups, other organsiations and volunteers.
Please get in touch to get involved
Surviving or thriving?
Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem. This Mental Health Awareness Week, 8-14 May 2017, we are going to look at mental health from a new angle. Rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, we will seek to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health. For more information on what is happening nationally go to Mental Health Foundation
AWP are offering this opportunity:
Bath City Farm are offering this opportunity:
World Mental Health Day 2016
Every year, New Hope and St Mungo's collaborate with other great organisations in BaNES to bring together a World Mental Health Day celebration in central Bath. Here's a piece of art we created with the public last year, with the help of local Bath artist Steve Hedley. Watch this space for WMHD 2017.
What everyone did in 2016: