Tuesday October 10 marks World Mental Health Day, and many across Bristol will be getting involved, showing support and raising awareness. Here are a few local events you can get involved with:
LTA and Mental Health
Redland Green Tennis Club | Oct 10, 10am-12.30pm
Drop in to find out about the work of the club in creating a tennis and mental health recovery programme for a group of over 55’s with acute mental health conditions. The club is hoping to benefit from the Lawn Tennis Association’s Transforming British Tennis Together initiative – a £125m investment programme for grassroots clubs, aiming to double the number of covered and floodlit courts. They hope this will enable more people to play during the winter months – a time when the affects of being socially isolated can be felt most keenly.
Walk the Talk
M Shed | Oct 10, 11am
A group walk around Bristol’s harbourside, arranged by Milestones Trust as an opportunity for people to meet, get to know each other better and share experiences.
Young Minds Matter
Bristol Royal Infirmary | Oct 10, 6-8pm
This community event is designed for young people to raise awareness of the fact that all of us have mental health that needs to be looked after. The event will include yoga and spin bike taster classes, live music from Bristol-based performers and the chance to try out smoothies made by bicycle. Open to anyone aged 14-21.
Freedom of Mind Festival
Various venues | To Oct 14
Following the success of last year’s events, the festival will run until October 14, with the view of addressing the importance of emotional well-being and providing a space to talk, discover more and share experiences. For a full programme of events, see the website.