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Mental Health and wellbeing conference at Tenbury Wells

One in four people will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime, but many people will never talk about it. Often a lack of understanding or information on the subject leads to people keeping quiet when they should be talking. But now residents of Tenbury Wells are being encouraged to speak up, support others, get help and talk about their experiences at a conference on Mental Health and wellbeing on the 7th March in the evening.

The conference has come about after residents from the Tenbury Wells community contacted Councillor Phil Grove as they were keen to find out more about how issues like dementia, depression and self-harming are affecting people in the area and what they can do to help. The area that includes Tenbury has a higher than average incidence of dementia, depression and self-harm.

Local District Ward Councillor Phil Grove, Health and Wellbeing Portfolio Holder at Malvern Hills District Council said:

 “I am pleased to be organising a conference in the Pump Rooms on behalf of my local community. We all have a role to play in promoting emotional wellbeing, helping to prevent the development of mental health issues and providing help and support to others”.

“Anything we can do to raise awareness and help inform people can only be for the good. Working in partnership with our mental health service teams means that we can find out about the many services on offer to those who may be looking for support, but who may not know how to find it”.

Anyone who is interested in mental health issues, is encouraged to come along to the Pump Rooms in Tenbury Wells on Thursday 7th March at 6.30 pm to listen to the discussions and share experiences.Health professionals from Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust will be on hand to give information, answer questions and help people find out where they can get further information and support.

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