The organisers of Worthing Mental Health Awareness Week (WMHAW) are thrilled to announce a full programme of talks and workshops ahead of next week’s 6th annual event to coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10th Oct.
The final schedule for the week is on our Home page and can also be found on the Facebook page.
Events for Worthing Mental Health Awareness Week (8th – 13th October will all be held at Offington Park Methodist Church, South Farm Road by Broadwater Green) and will be updated via #WMHAW on Twitter.
The aim of the Week is to challenge the stigma around mental health and to provide good quality information in a safe and non-judgemental environment with refreshments provided by the local Co-op store in Broadwater.
Most of the events are free and are open to all.
This year we have over 60 local organisations , charities and groups who will have displays in the ‘Information Centre’ and there will be a variety of workshops and talks designed to promote positive mental health throughout the week.
The week will be launched on Monday 8th October at 10am by the Mayor of Worthing Cllr Paul Baker followed by the Mayor’s Chaplain lighting a Peace Candle with co-founder Bob Smytherman acting as Master of Ceremonies.
The week will conclude on the Friday evening with a free concert, with a retiring collection for Coastal West Sussex MIND.
The concert is co-ordinated by Karen Simporis and compared by Guild Care Trustee Mr Percy Nowell.