Trust marks World Mental Health Day with awareness event

The Northern Trust would like to invite members of the public to a Mental Health Awareness Event.

The event has been organised to coincide with World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10th October and will be held from 2.00pm – 3.30pm in the Main Hall, Coleraine Town Hall.

The event has been organised by service users and staff in the Psychological Therapies Service to raise awareness of mental health difficulties and sources of support.

Dr Kevin Dyer, Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Psychological Therapies Service, Northern Trust said: “Our Service User Involvement Group identified the importance of reducing the stigma surrounding mental health so this event aims to increase the awareness and understanding of mental health issues. The event has been planned in partnership with our service users and their input has been invaluable in deciding what should be included and by reflecting on their personal experiences. The information will benefit not only those experiencing mental health difficulties but their families, friends and carers too. With one in five experiencing mental health issues we would encourage anyone interested to please come along."

The event will include a short presentation about the signs and symptoms of common mental health difficulties, suggestions about helpful management strategies and sources of available support.

There will also be the opportunity to hear personal accounts from individuals who have previously attended the Psychological Therapies Service.

It is hoped that various organisations will also be in attendance to share information about what their service offers and how you can contact them. The event will finish with a short question and answer session followed by free refreshments.

If you would like further information please contact Dr Elissa McLaughlin or Mrs Cathy Temple at the Psychological Therapies Service on (028) 2766 1414.

Page last updated:11 October 2017