10 October 2016

BMH and partners mark World Mental Health Day

Talkaoke post event smallBMH and partners marked World Mental Health Day with an event to challenge mental health stigma. BMH, Bristol Anti Stigma Alliance, Bristol City Council and Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group brought Talkaoke, a pop-up talk show, along with face painting and an information stall about mental health,  to Cabot Circus on Saturday 8 October.

Over 40 people took part in Talkaoke, where they discussed topics around mental health, ranging from how the media covers mental health stories, to how men express their feelings, and everything in between.

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Almost 400 people chatted to volunteers helping on the day and found out more about the mental health services that are available to them in Bristol. Meanwhile, children enjoyed having their faces painted in a variety of fun designs.

World Mental Health Day is held on 10 October each year to encourage advocacy, awareness and education around mental health.


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