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World Mental Health Day 2017

By Annie Veenman

Published 12th October 2017


On 10th October each year people across the globe join together to educate, raise awareness and advocate for better mental health
This years theme was mental health in the workplace and so we thought we’d #workwell!
So many things going on at Imagine services it was hard to keep up!

We put up a large banner announcing WMHD outside our head office.

We took photographs of our lovely staff at head office and accompanied the images with great advice for a mentally healthy workplace and these were tweeted out #workwell throughout the day.

Our CEO Iain was interviewed on Southport Radio, talking about mental health

Our Deputy CEO Elaine Mather was honoured at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to recognise her inspiring work developing our excellent Women’s Services.

The Sefton Employment Team spent the day at Shop Direct as part of their role in engaging with local employers to raise awareness of mental health in the workplace.
In Redbridge, the team had an information stand at Ilford Library that was attended by the Mayor of Redbridge!

Merton hosted a lovely, well attended event ‘Tea and Talk’. Croydon held a lively day with talented artist KirzArt’s in attendance, showcasing her excellent work themed around mental health and a special performance by the Imagine Band. Also, Sonya Russo from Waves Mindfulness and Wellbeing Ltd, delivered a workshop on wellbeing and meditation.

Also on the day #Walk4Imagine saw the both the Befriending Team in Liverpool and the Wigan Social Inclusion team organise ‘Walking for Wellness’ sponsored walks in picturesque Sefton Park and Wigan Canal path with staff and service users. The walks went so well we’ve decided to organise a Spring ‘Walk for Wellness’ with a sponsored walk from Wigan to Liverpool.

All in all, it was a super successful World Mental Health Day raising awareness
and advocating for change.