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BHT Commemorates Mental Health Awareness Week

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25May

mental-health-awareness-week-2016-bht-staff_W300On Thursday 19 May BHT’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Service and Threshold jointly ran an open afternoon to mark Mental Health and Awareness Week.

16– 22 May was Mental Health Awareness Week, with the theme ‘relationships’, which included a casual drop in and interactive activities around the theme of loving kindness, which both underpins the work they do, and supports this year’s mental health awareness campaign of building relationships.

Lisa Rodrigues CBE, writer and mental health campaigner, and the former chief executive at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust was guest speaker, sharing her personal mental health experiences.

BHT’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Service and Threshold aim to support people to improve and maintain positive mental health and wellbeing. They offer counselling, workshops, group activities and a women only counselling and drop-in service at Threshold.

It was wonderful to meet everyone at the Brighton Housing Trust wellbeing service event today.

I was invited to inspire people. But it was they who inspired me.

People who live with the challenges of mental illness are heroes and heroines. They have extraordinary assets to celebrate, rather than deficits to pity or ignore.

Lisa Rodrigues, CBE, writer and mental health campaigner

Mental health really matters and is everyone’s concern.

Our aim is to promote positive attitudes to mental health together and collaboratively to support people to live a meaningful and valued life.

We believe that relationships are fundamental to both health and wellbeing.

Melanie Barnard, BHT Mental Health & Wellbeing Services Operational Manager

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