Mental Health Awareness Week - Our Year of Wellbeing - 16 May 2019

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Issue 09 - 16 May 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May).

Find out more about how you can support a week of action to fight the stigma that attaches to mental health conditions, the people who experience them, and the services that are there to help people.

Meet our bloggers

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, our bloggers Paul and Danielle describe how they have found a way to overcome mental health issues which they might otherwise have found overwhelming.

Read Paul's story

Read Danielle's story

Free sessions to support mental health

A series of free sessions for parents and carers are being held across Warwickshire in June to help them understand wellbeing and mental health issues in children and young people and how to provide support. For further details email or phone 07917 504682.

On 18 May, Stoke Heath Community Centre will host a free mental health awareness session, 2-5pm. Read more

News in Brief
Dementia Awareness Week 2019

Dementia Action Week...

...runs from 20 to 26 May 2019. 

You can help join action to raise awareness of dementia here.

A four-day symposium at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre is helping to raise awareness of opportunities for people aged over 50, particularly focusing on the impact of dementia. Celebrations will include activities, information stalls, speakers and performances. 

For more information about other activities taking place across the area see:


Get creative and improve your wellbeing!

Researchers have discovered what happens in our brains when we get creative - and it's good news! Just a little bit of creativity in our everyday lives can help us to manage our emotions and boost our wellbeing.

Take the 10-minute 'Feel good test' to discover your own formula that will help you build a little creativity into your day and leave you feeling healthier and happier!

The test has been launched as part of the BBC's Get Creative Festival 2019 with activities you can get involved in all over the country. 

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Come face to face with the Year of Wellbeing!

Stalls from more than 30 organisations, a choir, a bus, a host of sports to try and a gratitude wall.

Just a few of the reasons to pop along to the Year of Wellbeing Festival in Coventry’s Broadgate on Saturday 18 May, 10am-3pm.

Children running

Getting more pupils, more active, more often

Coten End Primary School in Warwick is embracing the challenge to increase the amount of physical activity at their school.

Pupils recently voted to introduce the Daily Mile, in order to move more and improve their physical health, as well as their performance in the classroom.

Read more

Tallis Wood Wellbeing Ecotherapy

If you go down to the woods today... might just improve your mental wellbeing and physical health.

Anyone struggling with mental health issues, feeling isolated or recovering from addiction, might benefit from these free ecotherapy or woodland wellbeing sessions at Foundry Wood or Tallis Wood, Leamington. 

They help you to learn new skills, be active and connect with the natural world, other people and yourself.

Read more



Get ready for June!

June gives us the chance to celebrate all that is great about volunteering in our Year of Wellbeing, with Volunteers Week 1-7 June.

During this month we'll also be focusing on:

Your opinion matters

Coventry Health and Wellbeing strategy - have your say

Coventry City Council have developed a draft health and wellbeing strategy - and they want your views.

If you live in the city, or are part of an organisation that works in Coventry, check out the strategy and have your say!



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The Year of Wellbeing is organised by the Coventry and Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing Boards which include representation from all of the NHS organisations in our area, together with Healthwatch, local councils, the police and the fire service. The aim of the year is to share resources to support stronger, healthier communities, and to promote the important of taking action to improve health and wellbeing.  

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