Winchcombe event tackles mental health issues ahead of Blue Monday

Winchcombe event tackles mental health issues ahead of Blue Monday
 
With Blue Monday, the day claimed to be the most depressing of the year, fast approaching, a Cotswold town is putting on a free event for residents to equip them with advice on how to care for their mental health.

The ‘Roads to Recovery’ event on Saturday 19th January, hosted by Encounter Church in Winchcombe, will bring together expert speakers from the 2gether Trust, Christians Against Poverty, Foodbank and mental health charity the Independence Trust. It is supported by Encounter Church, The Independence Trust, Mental Health Experience Led Opportunities (MHELO) and the 2gether Trust.
 
The free event couldn’t come at a better time, taking place a few days ahead of what’s known as the most depressing day of the year, Blue Monday, on Monday 21stJanuary.
 
Offering a series of sessions focused on helping people access advice to look after their mental health, speakers include an expert panel demystifying the first steps in seeking help from your GP – a barrier to many seeking help -  a session on mindfulness and a discussion around the link between poverty and mental health.

The event, from 10am until 1.45pm is free to attend and includes a complimentary light lunch. Find out more and reserve tickets online at https://encounter.churchsuite.co.uk/events/jt8lxfll