World Mental Health Day

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) is marking World Mental Health Day on 10 October with an event in the hospital’s East and West Atriums from 10am to 5pm aimed at raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing and highlighting the support available.

The event is open to staff and the public and includes talks, stands and activities hosted by a wide range of organisations and individuals, covering everything from improving personal wellbeing with activities such as yoga and mindfulness to supporting people with dementia. Organisations present include Nelson’s Journey, NorLSAR, Spinning Tots, Just One Norfolk, Active Norfolk and Crossfit Cerebellum, and volunteers include Butterfly Volunteers, the Red Cross, the Settle In Service, Hospital Radio and the PAT Dogs.

The day’s main events in the Benjamin Gooch Lecture Theatre are:

10-10.45am: Former Norwich City and France U21 footballer Cedric Anselin tells his story

10.45am -12.15pm: Everyday Wellbeing workshop

12.15-1pm: Presentation from MensCraft.

13-2pm: What is the Wellbeing Service?

2-2.45pm: Dr Richard Garrod – “Shock horror… normal doctors can become mentally ill”

2.45-4.15pm: Improving Sleep workshop

4.15-5pm: Raffle draw and close

Mental Health is everyone’s health so please come and join us.