As part of World Mental Health Day, activities will take place in Harpur Square on 10TH October from 11am-2pm and at the Higgins Bedford from 3pm-6pm. Everyone is invited to join in free sports, art groups and find out more about positive mental wellbeing.
Bedford’s Mindful Sport program has a new partnership with CAMHS to support young people with the mental and physical health. Starting on the 17th of October, the #JustTurnUp session will be every Tuesday from 4-5pm at the John Bunyan sports and fitness centre with a Yoga teacher qualified in adolescent Yoga practice.
Break the Stigma’ Art & Poetry DisplayTuesday 10th October 3pm- 6pm, Higgins Bedford
In partnership with Dr Ben Salmons, Break The Stigma Campaign Lead at East London NHS Foundation Trust and local artist, Damon Poulton, people with lived experience of mental health problems have created art and poetry to express their experiences following a series of creative workshops. The Higgins Bedford will be launching the display on World Mental Health Day to break the stigma surrounding mental illness. There will be a tea party, music performances, speakers, creative workshops, performance and more.