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Greenwich mental health and wellbeing forum, a group of organisations from across the Borough, are delivering a series of exciting events and workshops to raise awareness for this year’s World Mental health Day on Saturday October 10th.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich and NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group has joined with providers such as Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Greenwich Mind, Greenwich Time to Talk, Bridge Mental Health, Big White Wall, Thamesmead Health Champions, Family Mosaic, Lifeline Basis, University of Greenwich, Metro Centre, Volunteer Centre Greenwich, CRI and Recovery College Greenwich, to mark the occasion.

An online conversation getting everyone talking openly about mental health is currently taking place on Twitter at #AllofUsGreenwich.

In the week leading up to World Mental Health Day, there will be a series of workshops and events will running from various locations in the Borough. There will be workshops aimed at improving mental wellbeing in all forms from wellbeing at work, stress and compassion-focused workshops, to mindfulness, advocacy, coping with long-term conditions and self-esteem. There will also be mindful walking, Feel Good Greenwich Top Tips, and Zumba.

On Saturday October 10th, 11am-2.30pm, there will be activities and workshops held in General Gordon Square in Woolwich Town Centre. There will be stalls from local providers, reflexology, massages, exhibitions and celebration music from local musicians, Oxleas Band, singer Septimus Prime and Greenwich Mind Choir. There will also be the chance to exercise with Greenwich Get Active who will be hosting Tai Chi, Line Dancers and Disney Shakeup for Kids.

Local retailers Waitrose and Tesco’s are sponsoring the event. For more information about events you can attend to celebrate World Mental Health Day please click WMHD Programme of Activities