This years' Mental Health Awareness Week (14th to the 20th May) gets bigger and bigger each year. We kick started last weekend with a celebration at Roots Hall for the success of our Beat the Seats challenge which raised over £2,000. More news will follow shortly about this.
We are delighted to announce the following programme for next week:
Monday: We are hosting mental health training on Monday afternoon at our Jubilee Centre in Southend. You can buy tickets here. We are also running a stall at Southend Borough Council on mental health and how to improve your wellbeing.
Tuesday: SECE Mind will be presenting how we help businesses with our region to the Southend Business Partnership council.
Wednesday: Mandala dot painting workshop. This 2-hour workshop teaches you to create your own Mandala masterpiece in a small-group teaching environment. In the meanwhile, you can treat this as a break from your daily hectic routine and relax and spend quality time with your loved ones or friends. tickets can be bought here.
Thursday: Nail art semi-colon project at South Essex College from 9am-2pm. The beauty students will be painting semi-colon nail art onto nails. All proceeds will go towards SECE Mind.
Thursday evening we will also be offering free 'anxiety in the workplace' training for businesses. Sign up for your free place here.
Friday: SECE Mind is working in collaboration with HappyHeart on a mental health workshop.
Make new friends, feel motivated and leave with a full and happy heart. 1 hour workshop that will be focusing on self-love, kindness, laughter, communication and play! This is being held at Leigh Community Centre, 7pm-8pm. Again, proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to SECE Mind. Tickets can be bought here.
Saturday: There is a band night at the Railway, 4pm onwards – lots of bands performing and there will also be a raffle and also there is a fundraiser for mental health at Twenty One, 7pm onwards – musicians and short film performances, and also a raffle.
Kristina Stazaker, our Development Manager, says "We are proud of this programme and have worked closely with all of the supporters and fundraisers who are involved to make the week a success. Mental health is an issue which needs addressing in our community and we need to work together to improve peoples' lives. Hopefully this week will pull us all a little closer together and make a difference."