Free Bootle event to celebrate World Mental Health Day 2017

A free health and wellbeing event is being held in Bootle on Tuesday 10 October, between 10am – 3pm, to celebrate World Mental Health Day 2017.

It will take place at the L20 Building at Hugh Baird College, on the corner of Balliol Road and Stanley Road, Bootle.

The event, called ‘Find Your Balance,’ has been organised by Access Sefton Talking Therapies Service in partnership with Hugh Baird College, and will showcase a range of Sefton-based organisations who are working hard to improve local people’s wellbeing.

In addition to stands packed with useful information, there will also be a range of fun, interactive activities designed to help improve wellbeing, including creative crafts, massages, yoga and mindful colouring. A number of great prizes will also be up for grabs.

World Mental Health Day is an annual event that takes place on 10 October. This year’s theme, as set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘mental health in the workplace’.

David Hood, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner at Access Sefton, said:

“The theme for this year’s event is ‘wellbeing in the workplace’, but our event is open to absolutely everyone. We’ll have a range of local organisations taking part to showcase the wide variety of wellbeing services available in the borough, along with workshops and activities to help people learn how to better look after their own mental health.”

The event will also offer the chance to win great prizes with a free-to-enter ‘wellbeing treasure hunt’. Prizes include Everton tickets and signed Liverpool Football Club memorabilia, plus vouchers for local stores and restaurants.

For more information follow @AccessSefton on Twitter or call Access Sefton on 0300 303 2708.

Access Sefton is funded by NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG, and is provided by Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Insight Healthcare.

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