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 on:
- Monday 29th October, 5.30pm – 9pm, book here.
- Wednesday 21st November, 9.30am – 1.30pm, book here.
- Tuesday 4th December, 9.30am – 1.30pm, book here.
The Engagement events will be running on:
- Tuesday 27th November, 5.30pm – 7.00pm, book here.
- Wednesday 13th February, 9.30am – 11.30am, book here.
Author: Stuart Dent
Posted on: 11th May 2018