This years World Mental Health day is nearly here. Every year, October 10th is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy and is celebrated all around the world. This will be the 20th anniversary since it was started in 1992 by The World Federation of Mental Health.
The theme this year is ‘Depression: A Global Crisis’. The aim of World Mental Health Day is to get us talking about, to raise public awareness of mental health and how it may affect each and everyone of us. It is estimated that around 154 million people around the world suffer from depression so this years theme seems a very appropriate one as it’s likely that you or someone you know will be affected by mental illness during your lifetime.
Inkwell will be hosting an event to celebrate the day in our art space here in Chapel Allerton, as well as taking part in celebrations happening in Leeds City Centre that day. The Victoria Quarter in Leeds will be the venue for activities with Craft sessions and performances while here at Inkwell we have put on a fun selection of activities for you to take part in. Other organisations from around Leeds will be here too: Time to Change, Swarthmore, Healthy Living Network and Carers Leeds.
Hope you can come along and join us on Wednesday 10th October.