Worthing Mental Health Awareness Week (WMHAW), now in its 8th year, is informative and supporting and all talks, workshops and presentations will be held online via Zoom with many being streamed live on Facebook.
The schedule for this year can be found here, on the WMHAW website.
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. On Thursday 8 October the focus is on Dementia and carers.
Most of the events are free and open to all. Local charities, organisations and groups 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 5 October by the Mayor of Worthing Cllr Lionel Harman, followed by the Mayor’s Chaplain lighting a Peace Candle.
The first day’s presentations will include Wellbeing and Support in Times of Crisis, Adur & Worthing Council; A Legacy of Hope – with Olly’s Future with Ann Feloy; followed by two In Conversation pieces with Library Services and Dad La Soul. Do check out the complete schedule here as there are some amazing presentations and talks.
On Thursday 8 October we are focusing on Dementia with a virtual Memory Cafe with music, exercises and a quiz between 11am and 12 noon. This is free and will be live streamed.
A Dementia Friends Webinar will follow at 2 pm. Open to all. Book via Eventbrite (the link will be live shortly)
A Q & A will be held between 2 pm and 3 pm with Dementia Health Professionals. Free to attend but booking will be through Eventbrite (link to follow shortly). This will be an opportunity to raise questions about behaviours, challenges and support for people living with dementia.