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Mental Health Awareness Day

Notts County FITC and Nottingham Mental Health Awareness Weeks invite you to The Portland Centre for an afternoon of free activities, speeches, workshops and special guests.

On Tuesday 10th October World Mental Health Awareness Day saw an outpouring of support, success stories and discussions regarding emotional health and wellbeing across the country. Notts County Football in the Community, in partnership with Nottingham Mental Health Weeks, are excited to welcome you to our event hosted by the FITC managed Portland Centre. An afternoon of free activities featuring hot & cold drinks, workshops, stalls and special guest speakers, including Notts County’s Matt Tootle, has been organised to celebrate the ongoing commitment to supporting those affected by mental health conditions.

2017 commemorates the 25th anniversary of the first Mental Health Awareness Week. Founded in 1993 by a small group of Nottingham Community Housing Association service users, free and accessible events are open to the public with the ambition to irradiate stigma and promote greater understanding of mental health and wellbeing. Holly Dagnall, Director of Care and Support for NCHA, said: “One of the most challenging aspects of mental ill health is the stigma attached to it. It is so important that we raise awareness and understanding of mental wellbeing and the support available from organisations like Nottingham MHAW to live a healthy, well and independent life.”

Pam Abbott, MHAW Chair Events Link added “The work Football in the Community do is a fantastic example of the ongoing commitment to mental health awareness throughout the city. With 2017 being the 25th Anniversary of Nottingham Mental Health Weeks our fortnight of activities will go some way to ending the stigma attached to mental health and supporting those brave enough to come forward and seek help.”

With a reported one in four of us experiencing mental health issues at some point in our lives, it is important for those suffering or experiencing low moods, distress, anxiety or anger to seek help during their time of need. With the backing of Notts County FITC, a multi-award winning service provider that assists with physical and emotional development of all ages, Nottingham’s Mental Health Awareness Weeks is hoping to celebrate its 25th anniversary by highlighting the help and support they and FITC offer to those in the county.

Mental Health Awareness Week at The Portland Centre

To find out how you can get involved in Notts County FITC’s Mental Health Awareness Day on Wednesday 18th October, please contact Ian Richardson: ir@nottscountyfitc.org.uk or call 0115 859 9968. Please take a look around this website to see how our emotional health and wellbeing programmes can benefit you.