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Time to Talk Day - 7 February

Thursday 7 February is Time to Talk Day – a day when everyone is encouraged to have a conversation about mental health.

Having conversations about mental health helps break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects us all.

Anywhere can be the right place to talk about mental health – including at work.

We are very proud to announce that on Time to Talk day, Waltham Forest council will be signing our Time to change Employers pledge, which is a set of actions we as an employer commit to around supporting create a positive shift in attitudes towards mental health in the work place. We encourage all businesses and employers in the borough to do the same. Find out how on the time to change website.

Contact:Patroklos.sesis@walthamforest.gov.uk

Please see below for more information on services and activities in Waltham Forest, including

  • becoming a mental health time to change champion (training and funding available),
  • What’s on in the borough including Mental health exhibition at 1 Hoe Street
  • resources for young people’s mental wellbeing

Mental health resources for schools and young people

Download a number of resources for schools, youth workers and parents. Below is a number of events organised by the council around mental wellbeing for young people:

(1)  Mental Health Youth Summit – 7 February 2019; 9.30am to 3.30pm

This Summit will be a day for secondary schools across Waltham Forest to join forces to create tangible action plan to help tackle mental health challenges faced by young people in the borough. Event is being organised jointly by WE London, Time to Change and Buxton School

Venue: Buxton School, Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, E11 3NN.

Contact:Catherine.hutchingson@walthamforest.gov.uk

(2)  Suicide Prevention training- 27 February 2019; 2pm to 5pm

Participants on this training will learn how to spot someone at risk of committing suicide, how to respond to them and how to work with that person to keep them suicide-safe – including, organisations to signpost to. Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Venue: Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest road, London, E17 4JF

Booking and contact: Catherine.Hutchinson@walthamforest.gov.uk

(3)  Mental health resources in the borough for young people

  • Kooth offer online counselling service for young people, aged 13-24, as well as articles around emotional wellbeing.   The service is open: • 7 days per week, 365 days a year; • noon until 10pm weekdays; • 6pm until 10pm on Saturday and Sundays.
  • YMCA offer a number of free activities for young people such as sports, photography, film making and music production
  • Mental Health in schools toolkit for Supporting children with their emotional wellbeing and mental health 

Activities in the borough for Time to Talk Day

Activity

Date & time

Venue

Details

Mental Health exhibition

Celebration event

7 to 10 Feb; 10am to 4pm

Saturday 9 Feb 2019

3pm to 5pm

1 Hoe Street, Walthamstow E17 4SD

 

 

A thought provoking exhibition around the negative and positive sides of mental health.

Celebration event will be an opportunity to meet the artists

Contact: blazeofglory@hotmail.com

See flyer

Talking Therapies

Thursday 7 February

3.30pm to 4pm

Douglas Eyre Sports centre, Coppermill Lane, Walthamstow, E17 7HE

Talking Therapies service will speak about free NHS service that can help with depression, anxiety, stress and bereavement.

See flyer

Council Time to Change Employers pledge

Thursday 7 February; 2.30pm to 4pm

Waltham Forest Town Hall

Council staff will hear about  the Time to Change Employers pledge along with a coffee session

Services and activities in Waltham Forest to promote better mental health

In Waltham Forest there are various activities and services which will enable you thrive and maintain good mental health ranging from sports to talking therapies.

  • Become a Time to Change mental health champion- Champions will be trained, supported and funded to facilitate conversations or events around mental health in the community
  • Kooth offer online counselling service for young people, aged 13-24, as well as articles around emotional wellbeing.   The service is open: • 7 days per week, 365 days a year; • noon until 10pm weekdays; • 6pm until 10pm on Saturday and Sundays.
  • Talking Therapies offer psychological support for people experiencing a range of mental health difficulties.
  • Samaritans phone lines are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for those who need someone to talk to about their problems. You can call their free line on 116 123.
  • Flourish offer emotional support to mothers after they have given birth
  • Our Parks offer various activities every day for free in Waltham Forest, such as Dance Fit, Pilates, Social Sport, Yoga and more.
  • Coping Through Football, a project delivered in partnership by Leyton Orient Trust , LPFF and NELFT, offers football activities to young people and adults experiencing  mental health difficulties.
  • Enjoy Waltham Forest have various walks, cycling and football events for the family throughout the year.
  • YMCA offer a number of free activities for young people such as sports, photography, film making and music production

For more information visit the council website

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