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
Local District Ward Councillor Phil Grove,
Health and Wellbeing Portfolio Holder at Malvern Hills District
“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.