Mental Health Awareness Week


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This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is focused on tackling stress and improving our mental health. To help raise awareness, we’ve put together some activities that will run between 14-20 May. Check the list below and get involved!

 

Friday 4th May

Health & Well-being Event

9:30am-1pm

Conference Room, ground floor

1 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL

An event to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Includes a health and balanced diet workshop, physical activities class, a talk on improving health and well-being and free health checks.

Bring a local friend along!

For more information contact ola@vckc.org.uk

 

Saturday 12th May

Keep an eye out for our K&C Ambassadors!

10:30am -3:00pm

Meeting point: Tavistock Square, the market office

Look out for our K&C Ambassadors in their purple hi vis jackets to find out more about Portobello & Golbourne market and how you can get involved with our Mental Health Awareness Week!

 

Monday 14th May

Maternity Champions Birth & Beyond Training

10:00am – 2:30pm

Portobello Hall, W10 5NG

Acredited NCT training for our Maternity Champion volunteers to help new and expectant parents in the borough.

To find out more, contact: carrie.hirst@vckc.org.uk

 

Tuesday 15th May

Light Lunch & a Chat

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Lancaster West Resource Centre, W11 1WG

From 1-2pm!

We love having a chat over food and a cuppa, so what better way to meet your neighbours & find out about local services?

Just drop in from 1-2pm!

 

Wednesday 16th May

Compassionate Communities Wellbeing Fair

12:00pm -6:00pm

Portobello Green,

Under the Canopy, opposite Westway Trust, W10 5TE

Collaborative fair with local organisations to promote wellbeing in the area, including a ‘Supporting each other – Communication skills’ workshop run by our Stepping Stones & Mentoring project.

 

Thursday 17th May

Talk To The Experts

11:30am - 13:30pm

1 Webb Close Dalgarno Way, W10 5QB

An event by Community Living Well, with information from local wellbeing experts, including a drop in table with our wellbeing projects

 

Thursday 17th May

Outreach, Kensington Leisure Centre

3pm – 6pm

Silchester Rd, W10 6EX

We’ll then be at Kensington Leisure Centre for you to fly your stress away with our aeroplanes & find out more about local services!

 

Thursday 24th & 31st May

Mental Health First Aid Training 2 Day Course

9:15am – 5:00pm

Charecroft Hall, Rockley Rd, W12 8PQ

Gain practical skills to spot the signs of mental ill health; increase awareness of how we relate to others, gain confidence to support a person in distress & help someone recover & help them find appropriate support

Email: carrie.hirst@vckc.org.uk to book – must attend both days to receive accreditation.