Suffolk Mind aims to improve mental wellbeing for residents and businesses in Newmarket

Suffolk Mind, is providing free courses for the residents and businesses of Newmarket to help improve mental wellbeing in the town.

The charity is working with businesses, schools, charities and local government to make Suffolk the best place in the world to talk about and take care of mental health. Now it’s targeting Newmarket to give it the attention it deserves.

Mental health experts will be running a series of half-day Newmarket’s Needs Met sessions, beginning on May 22nd, to share the knowledge and skills upon which wellbeing depends. 

The aim is to reduce fear by altering attitudes and behaviours towards mental ill health conditions.

One in four people will experience a mental health problem in any given year, one worker in six will be experiencing depression, anxiety or problems relating to stress, and one in ten of us will have a serious mental health condition at some point in our life.

Head of Mental Health Education at Suffolk Mind, Ezra Hewing said, “We know that the people of Newmarket need emotionally healthy places to live, work, study and play. So we want to work with people across the community to enable them to look after themselves and those around them, making Newmarket the most emotionally healthy place it can be.”

Following Newmarket’s Needs Met, there will be a series of Engagement sessions to encourage residents to work together to:       

  • Develop expertise in promoting each organisation’s wellbeing culture
  • Influence the future of an emotionally healthy Newmarket for everybody, young and old
  • Put emotional health expertise at the heart of thinking and decision-making in Newmarket

Suffolk Mind’s facilitators will be on hand to provide emotional health expertise, whilst colleagues from local businesses, schools and charities share knowledge, experience and local resources to create the resilient Newmarket community of the future.

The Newmarket’s Needs Met Courses will be running between 5.30pm and 9pm on:

  • Tuesday 22nd May, Newmarket Academy, Exning Road, CB8 0EB.
  • Tuesday 26th June, All Saints School, Vicarage Road, CB8 8JE.
  • Tuesday 24th July, The Racing Centre, Fred Archer Way, CB8 8EQ. 

The Engagement events will be running between 5.30pm and 7pm on:

  • Friday 22nd June, Laureate Academy, Exning Road, CB8 0AN. 
  • Friday 27th July, Laureate Academy, Exning Road, CB8 0AN.
  • Tuesday 28th August, The Racing Centre, Fred Archer Way, CB8 8EQ.
  • Friday 28th September, Laureate Academy, Exning Road, CB8 0AN.
  • Monday 29th October, Newmarket Academy, Exning Road, CB8 0EB
  • Tuesday 27th November, The Racing Centre, Fred Archer Way, CB8 8EQ.

If you would like to attend any of the Newmarket’s Needs Met Courses, book here.

 

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