Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week with us

Next week it’s Mental Health Awareness Week (11-17 May) and to celebrate we’ve organised some exciting activities, in partnership with Greater Manchester Police. So why not join us and show your support for mental health by attending one of the following events:

Monday (11th)
Piccadilly Train Station, 2:00-4pm
With the support of Greater Manchester Police, we’ll be on the station concourse promoting The Sanctuary. Come along to pick up some goodies and take part in the #SanctuarySelfie.

#SanctuarySelfie
Beginning Monday, we’ll be asking our followers on Twitter and Facebook to take a #SanctuarySelfie with one (or more) of the Sanctuary Manchester banners we have located around the North. Banner locations include: North Manchester General Hospital, Canal Street, Piccadilly Train Station, GMP North Manchester HQ, Gorton Fire Station, Blackley Fire Station and Ancoats Fire Station.

Find your nearest banner on our map: http://j.mp/1KVlYdA

Share your image with the hashtag #SanctuarySelfie and help us share the word about our mental health crisis support service.

Tuesday (12th)
Sanctuary Manchester Coffee Morning, 8:30am-11am / click here for a flyer

Come along and join The Sanctuary Manchester team for a brew, and find out more about how the service is helping people in crisis over night in Manchester.

Wednesday (13th)
Sanctuary Bolton Coffee Morning, 8:30am-11am / click here for a flyer
Come along and join The Sanctuary Bolton team for a brew, and find out more about how the service is helping people in crisis over night in Bolton.

‘Mental Health in the Workplace’, Virgin Money Lounge, 6-8pm
Mental health problems cost employers in the UK £30 billion a year through lost production, recruitment and absence. In this talk, we’ll look at why understanding and addressing mental health in the workplace is important, and provide tips on what managers can do to promote positive mental health in work.

Thursday (14th)
Sanctuary Wigan & Leigh Open Day, 10am-2pm / click here for a flyer
Come along and join the Sanctuary team in Wigan & Leigh for drinks and cake, and find out more about how the service is helping people in crisis over night in Wigan & Leigh.

Get on your bike for mental health, Manchester Velodrome, 12-1pm / click here for a flyer
Join us for a short bike ride at the Velodrome to help celebrate Mental Health Week, organised by Colette at Greater Manchester Police. We have 16 spaces available, to confirm your spot, contact colette.thomas-balmbra@gmp.police.uk

 

For more information on any of the other events taking place throughout the week, contact nathan.bibbon@thebiglifegroup.com

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Twitter: twitter.com/selfhelpservice
Facebook: facebook.com/sanctuaryshs

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