Dalston plays its part in raising awareness for mental health
Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 finished just yesterday, after 6 days of events across the country. Organised by the Mental Health Foundation, this week marks 16 years of the campaign.
The campaign promotes understanding of mental health and highlights ways to increase happiness and wellbeing. This year the theme was relationships. Events took place stressing the importance of them in reducing the risk of mental health problems. From friendships, family and fellow employees, this week acknowledged how the connections we make contribute to our happiness.
MIND is a charity, working within the borough of Hackney, offering support to those suffering from mental health issues. For Mental Health Week, on 18 May, the charity hosted a wellbeing event at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.
Brian Cummings, owner of the garden, said: “The event gathered over 100 people. We had live music from local musicians, homemade pizza, yoga sessions, it was a great success for an amazing cause!”
Mental Health Week is over for another year but after days of organised events, we hope the people of Dalston do not lose sight of the significance of relationships in reducing mental health issues.
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image sourced from http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk