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World Mental Health Day 2011

Published Monday, 10 October 2011

Date – Tuesday 11th October 2011 Time – 10.00am till 4.00pm Venue – Southbury Leisure Centre, 192 Southbury Road, Enfield, EN1 1YP

Enfield Council is running a special event on October 11 to coincide with World Mental Health Day on October 10, which is an internationally recognised day, designed to promote greater awareness and understanding of the issues surrounding mental health such as depression, anxiety and problems relating to stress.
 
Dr Shahed Ahmad, Director of Public Health said: “A review in 2006 found that Edmonton had the highest level of mental health hospital admissions in Enfield, and that residents of Edmonton had the highest levels of psychiatric illness and schizophrenia in the borough.
 
“People with mental health issues have as much right to work and to support in the workplace, indeed work is excellent for our physical and mental health and should be encouraged.
 
“Everyone interested in mental wellbeing should attend.”
 
The theme of this year’s event is Mental Health Employment and Wellbeing. The event aims to raise the awareness of mental health issues in the workplace and the importance of mental and physical wellbeing, while offering organisations a chance to show their commitment to taking a supportive and positive approach to mental health in the workplace.
 
The event will feature presentations from local and national expert speakers with question and answer sessions, an exhibition with a variety of stands from employment services, training and education providers and service user and carer support groups. There will also be workshops, complementary therapies and salsa and zumba taster sessions.
 
If you wish to find out more about the event or to book contact Demi Nicolaou on 020 8379 4039 or e-mail demi.nicolaou@enfield.gov.uk

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