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The first ever Worthing Mental Health Awareness Week

by Press Officer on 6 October, 2013

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WORTHING MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK

Offington Park Methodist Church, Broadwater Green / South Farm Road,  BN14 7TN

All week – Charities’ / Organisations’ information stands

Information etc about mental health, where to get help
Art Exhibition from Worthing Churches Homeless Project.
Free talks and presentations

To keep up to date and donate to the Mayor’s Charities.

http://www.worthingmayorscharities.co.uk

Monday   7 October 2013

10am – launch   Tim Loughton MP
Mayor and Mayoress of Worthing, and Herbie  Lisa Rodrigues CBE
Refreshments
11am- 11:30      Samaritans  –  Jan and David   (01903 – 205555)
listening to those who are troubled and distressed

11:40 – 12:15   Police – Allan Lowe, Inspector Adur &Worthing Neighbourhood Policing Team
– Shaun Polley, Community Policing – Safer Neighbourhoods.
The Mental Health Act: assisting the vulnerable

12:30 – 1pm     Time to Talk (Sussex Community NHS Trust) – primary care services
Caroline Drijver    Senior Psychological Therapist and
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Bring a packed lunch –  cafes and shops are nearby

2pm – 4pm       Sussex Partnership NHS  Foundation Trust – specialist services
Penny Fenton – General Manager, Worthing Community Services
Rachael Kenny – Patient and Public Involvement Manager
Lesley Woolf  – Help Line Manager (healthline 0300 500 101)

4pm – 7pm      Exhibition and Information Stands

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Tuesday   8 October 2013
9am – 7pm

9am  open

10am – 11:30     workshop ‘Food and Mood’   lead by Maggie Thorpe

This workshop explores the relationship between what we eat and how we feel – emotionally, mentally and physically. There is no need to have any nutritional background knowledge to take part – the only thing required is a willingness to explore the idea that food can affect our mood. We will look at which foods can cause problems, which foods can help, and how you can easily change your diet to include good mood food. The workshop is presented by Maggie Thorpe, a qualified Nutritional Therapist and Lecturer from Forward Thinking Nutrition.

Lunch time  –  Exhibition and Information Stands

2:15  – 3:45pm     workshop ‘Art for Relaxation’  lead by Jackie White

An art class that is open to everyone, from those with little or no experience to those more experienced. There will be some drawing exercises with pencils and individual guidance will be given. The tutor will give a demonstration and adjust the exercise for personal ability. Jackie White is an experienced art teacher and runs Art for Wellbeing classes in Crawley and Burgess Hill. Materials will be supplied on the day

4pm – 7pm   Exhibition and Information Stands

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Wednesday   9 October 2013
9am – 7pm
9am – open

10am –    Walking for Wellbeing with Broadwater Strollers
Meet at Pavilion Broadwater Green  50p for walk, small charge for refreshments
Two  presentations by Carer’s Support West Sussex

10am – Dementia Awareness

Informal presentation designed to raise  awareness and understanding of dementia

11am – Living with Dementia / Equipment for Independent Living
An opportunity to discover how to maintain independent living and quality of life for
Dementia sufferers and their carers

2pm – Local Dementia Services – talk by Tim Wilkins, Service User
Involvement Officer, Alzheimer’s Society will give talk about future plans  for local dementia services

3:30 – 4pm   Garden therapy
Claire Hunt and Lisa Leach, from Breathing Spaces, are experienced in gardening, garden design and Social and Therapeutic Horticulture for older people with specific support needs.

4pm – 7pm  Stands and exhibition open

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World Mental Health Day

Thursday  10 October 2013
9am – 9:30pm

Charities’ / Organisations’ information stands   ***  Information etc about mental health, where to get help
Art Exhibition from Worthing Churches Homeless Project  ***   Free talks, presentations and workshops

9am – open

Two presentations by Complement Wellbeing CIC
10am  – talk / workshop ‘Hope’

Feeling Futile, Incomplete, Inadequate and ill-equipped to deal with your day?
Learn skills to make you resilient, capable, valued and ready for anything!!

10am – 12 noon. Guild Care Coffee Morning for people with dementia and their families. This is a free event and advice, guidance and practical support will be available from a wide range of organisations including Good Neighbours, RVS, the Hope Group, Age UK Dementia Group, Home Care, Time Out and About/Therapy Sessions by Guild Care, Alzheimers Society and Crossroads.

This event is at Worthing Football Club, Palatine Road, Worthing from 10am – 12 noon.

11am -12.30pm Worthing & Arun Mind celebrate World Mental Health Day
with a Family and Friends event at The Gateway by invitation only.
Presentations and personal stories will be featured on at www.worthingmind.org, following the event.

11am  – talk / workshop ‘Dreams’

Depressed, defeated and just don’t know anymore?
Feel valued, creative, confident and assured to fulfil your hopes and dreams

12:15 – 12:30 Volunteering with Mencap – informal presentation by Jenny

12:30 – 7pm    Charities and Information Stands

7:30pm  – Concert with Worthing Community Choir
                In aid of Mayors Charities  (Guild Care, Worthing Mind & Worthing Alzheimers Society).
                Tickets £5 – from Percy on 01903 531318 or email percynowell@ntlworld.com

Concerts

Friday  11 October 2013
9am – 9:30pm

Charities’ / Organisations’ information stands   ***  Information etc about mental health, where to get help
Art Exhibition from Worthing Churches Homeless Project  ***   Free talks, presentations and workshops

Friday  11 October 2013

9am – 9:30pm

THEMED DAY – LOSS and LETTING GO
9am – open

10am – 11am

Cruse Bereavement Care – David Ward will explore some issues around bereavement and loss.

2pm – Labyrinth

This is similar to a maze but there are no dead ends or wrong turns. They have been used for centuries in churches as a tool for healing, a personal pilgrimage. You are invited to pause and reflect as you walk to the centre.

Often people leave a token to symbolise something they need to let go of..

Please bring a pair of socks to wear (some available).

7:30pm film : The Way
This film (12A) begins with a father learning of his adult son’s death. He decides to complete the pilgrimage his son had started. In doing so the father was able to begin the inner journey of adjustment and healing BBFC Rating 12A

Saturday  12 October 2013

10am – 4pm

Concert at 7:30pm – Main Hall

7:30pm  

Concert with Worthing and District Edwardians Club
 In aid of Mayors Charities  (Guild Care, Worthing Mind & Worthing Alzheimers Society).
Tickets £5 – from Percy on 01903 531318 or email percynowell@ntlworld.comFund

10 am – 4pm   Final opportunity to look at the exhibition and to pick up information etc

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