It's Mental Health Awareness Week

CYC and its partners are supporting  mental health awareness week with a varied programme designed to provide information on the support that’s available throughout York.

Everyone is invited to events were residents will be able to speak to the council’s mental health workers as well as staff from a number of CYC’s partner agencies: 

  • Wednesday 16 May, Parliament Street (9.30am-4pm)
  • Then on Friday 18 May 30 Clarence St is holding the main event. Activities include a BBQ and cakes, a raffle, a photo booth, mindfulness sessions and crafts and activities. All are welcome and the event runs from 10.30am-4pm.

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (14 to 20 May 2018) is about stress and how we’re coping with it.

Feeling stressed can be part of everyday life, whether it is work related or about life at home. Being overwhelmed by stress may lead to mental health problems or make existing problems worse.

Councillor Paul Doughty, Conservative spokesperson for Health and Adult Social Care said: “Our Conservative-led administration firmly believes that providing the best mental health services possible to be a key part of our commitment to supporting York’s front-line services. This year’s awareness week comes after our Health and Wellbeing Board launched its new mental health strategy back in March with a focus on every single resident enjoying the best possible emotional and mental health and wellbeing throughout the course of their life.

“It’s incredibly important that we all work to raise awareness of mental health and get people talking about it. We’re proud to be supporting mental health awareness week through a range of events across the city and our teams will be on hand to offer advice and to signpost  support for anyone who is interested.”

A further CYC initiative began in February with also the launch of York’s time to change hub, lead by York CVS with support and funding from City of York Council, with a focus on getting people talking about mental health.. Information from the time to change campaign will be available at the upcoming events.