Derby City Life Links Celebrate World Mental Health Day 2018

Derby City Life Links attended the University of Derby’s Enterprise Centre in celebration of World Mental Health Day on 12 October. Hosted by Member of Parliament, Pauline Latham OBE, the event helped to raise awareness of mental ill heath, featuring talks from guest speakers Amanda Solloway and Julian Hall. Life Links came to raise awareness of the free mental health support services we offer for adults living in Derby City.

One of our volunteers, who previously used one of Richmond Fellowship’s Derby services, was interviewed by BBC Radio Derby about her lived experience, highlighting the importance of overcoming stigma and seeking support. We were also able to share some of our wellbeing techniques with people, including making ‘wellbeing toolboxes’ and asking people “what helps good mental health?”. 

Overall the day was a great success and we got to meet many people. Thank you to Pauline Latham for inviting us!

Did you know?

World Mental Health Day is a day dedicated to raising awareness of mental health problems and fighting stigma globally. Here at Life Links, we know that mental ill health affects people every day in many different ways, which is why we offer a number of support services to the people of Derby, including peer support and one-to-one recovery support. If you are interested in finding out more, have a browse of our website or get in touch today!