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BHT is preparing to launch a mental health campaign which will run for one week and over World Mental Health Day on the 10th October.
The Peace of Mind campaign aims to raise awareness of mental ill health and to fundraise for Threshold, BHT’s women’s counselling service.
The peace of mind campaign will see a week of activities designed to spark conversation around mental ill health and the stigma attached to it.
The campaign will use a series of hard hitting films showing clients from Threshold talking openly about their experience of mental ill health and how they are overcoming their issues.
World Mental Health Day on the 10th October will see members of staff and clients from BHT mental health services in and around Brighton. They will be available to talk to the public about mental health, how to stay healthy with the ‘five a day for mental well-being’ and make people aware of the BHT mental health services available in the city.
Other events throughout the week will include a day of debate around mental health using the Twitter hashtag #peaceofmind on the 8th October, a cake sale and quiz at the Threshold counselling offices on the 10th October at 3:00pm and a Read Aloud group at the Jubilee Library on the 12th October at 2:00pm.
Threshold Women’s Counselling service provides counselling and other therapeutic support for women experiencing emotional distress and mental ill health who live in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area.
For more information on the Peace of Mind campaign or if you would like to get involved, please call Liz Davies on 01273 645425 or send her an email
To make a donation to the peace of mind campaign, please visit the website or text THRE50£ to 70070
The peace of mind campaign is a great way to get people talking about mental ill health.
At a time when we are seeing reductions in local services, with women services particularly affected, Threshold’s counselling and crèche services are needed more than ever before.
This year we need to raise £15,000 to cover the increased demand and ensure that the project reaches every women who needs it.
Melanie Barnard, BHT Threshold Manager