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Celebrating Mental Health and Well Being

We are holding a number of events in October to celebrate World Mental Health week. These events are a great opportunity for people to find out more about mental health issues. They will raise awareness, inform and encourage the public to come forward and find support should they need it.

World Mental Health Day, Town Hall, Ilford

Aimed at challenging the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness and also the many ways we can help ourselves to improve our mental and emotional well-being: we are celebrating World Mental Health Day on Thursday 8th October. There will be information stalls, massages, free health checks, music, raffles and refreshments at the Town Hall (High Road).

Madness and the Moving Image, Thursday 15th October at 7pm

"Crazy", "mad", "psycho" are just a few of the phrases we see on the big screen. Do films create a negative stereotype of mental illness? Do the movies promote prejudice and discrimination? Are all mentally ill characters portrayed in the same negative way?

These are just some of the questions Dr Nathan Abrams, will be addressing in his film talk on Thursday 15th October at 7pm.

The event is being held at Valentines Mansion and Gardens, Emerson Road Ilford, IG1 4XA

To book a place please email Jon Abrams or phone 020 8925 2435.

Classical Music Concert, Tuesday 6 October, 2pm

The Community Mental Health Team for Older People's Creative Group, thinkarts and Redbridge Concern present an afternoon of classical music at Goodmayes Hospital, performed by Live Music Now in celebration of World Mental Health Day 2009

Booking Required. Please email or call 0844 600 1212 to reserve a place

Paint The Town Red, 6 - 17 October

Creative arts have an enormous therapeutic value and for many people it is a practical and meaningful activity, which aids and promotes good mental health.

Come along to the Central Library in Clements Road, Ilford IG1 1EA and experience an eye-catching and vibrant display at our annual art exhibition - Paint The Town Red - run in partnership with thinkarts.

The exhibition runs from 6 - 17 October, Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 8pm and Saturdays: 9.30am - 4pm.

Forest Farm - Apple and Arts Day, Sunday 11th October from 11am to 4pm

All are welcome to join in Forest Farm Peace Garden's Apples and Arts Day, on Sunday 11th October from 11am to 4pm, featuring: Apple pressing; Local varieties of apple for sale; Wood carving; Face painting; Local musicians; Local organic fruit and veg for sale and a freshly harvested lunch prepared in the garden.

Jon Abrams
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Redbridge Concern for Mental Health
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Ilford, Essex, IG1 2LD
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