SWINDON 105.5 in conjunction with Willows Counselling Service and other local Mental Health Charities are looking at Issues of Mental Health with round table debate and discussion through a week-long series of programmes, Monday 15 to Friday 19 November from 9am.
For many people mental health issues are taboo, loaded with stigma and misunderstanding, yet at least one in four of us will face such difficulties at some time in our lives.
Cancer used to be the ‘great unmentionable’, now there are many organisations, charities and courageous sufferers working as ‘myth-busters’, finding creative ways of encouraging open discussion and support.
"This is a chance to publicly explore some hopeful and helpful ideas around keeping, or perhaps getting back our Mental Health in the midst of our stress-loaded society. We look forward to a positive, honest and informative series of programmes to which people can listen either in private or with family or friends." says Dr Ruth Cureton.
Keeping ourselves mentally and emotionally healthy applies to everyone. The series will include individuals’ stories as well as address such issues as:
– Losing our mental health. What does it mean; issues for families, friends, workmates
– Getting our mental health back. What support is out there; what future can we look forward to?
Monday – Mr Mike Fisher (Trainer and Director) and Dr Ruth Cureton (Doctor and Administrator) from Willows Counselling Service in Old Town
Tuesday – Kathy Aitken from Swindon MIND – Working towards better mental health for everyone
Wednesday – June, Lauren and Shaz from SUNS (Service Users Network Swindon) – Talking about your mental health
Thursday – David, Adrian and Alan from the Richmond Fellowship, Mindful Employer and TWIGS – Making Recovery Reality
Friday – Mike and Ruth round off the week and look ahead to future possibilities and opportunities The programmes will also be available on the station’s website to listen to when convenient for you: www.swindon1055.com
For further details contact: Dr Ruth Cureton, The Willows Centre, 11 Prospect Place, Old Town, Swindon SN1 3LQ
Telephone: 01793 426650 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org