You are invited to a free celebration on Saturday, October 16 (2021) to help highlight, foster and enhance your ‘Health, Well-th and Happiness’.
The afternoon event, from 1pm until 5pm, at the Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel in the High Street is being coordinated by Southampton Mental Health Network and is open to everyone.
Ling Salter, who runs Compassionate Cuppa CIC and is a member of the Network, explains: “’Mental health is everyone’s business and we’re hoping people of all walks of life, ages, ethnic backgrounds and genders come along to celebrate positive mental wellbeing. The event is all about highlighting the need to take care of your emotional, as well as our physical, fitness. We’re working towards making Southampton a ‘Mental Health Friendly City’ and this event is part of the process.”
The Health, Well-th and Happiness in Southampton event, which is being led by Southampton Mental Health Network member organisation, Creative Options, includes speakers, stalls, refreshments and emotional support from Compassionate Cuppa.
Among those attending is keynote speaker Sarah Haskett from Creative Mental Health and stallholders from various charities and organisations including Parent Support Link, Options Wellbeing Trust, SoLinked and Touch Network.
Southampton Mental Health Network aims to bring individuals of all ages together, as well as communities, professionals, service providers, businesses and other organisations. It also hopes to boost resilience and to create a movement based on improving attitudes, understanding and education with regards to mental health in the city. The overall initiative is being led and coordinated by us and is supported by the Southampton City Council and Clinical Commissioning Group’s Integrated Commissioning Unit (ICU).