27 October 2015

Eat, Talk, Think event for World Mental Health Day

Eat, talk, thinkThe Trust worked in partnership with volunteers and other organisations to create the Eat, Talk, Think event, which took place in Bath for World Mental Health Day.

The event provided thought provoking activities related to Dignity in Mental Health, this year's theme for World Mental Health Day.

The Bath Samba band started the event off with a rhythmic Brazilian beat, setting an energetic tone for the rest of the day. There were over 400 hundred Wellbeing cakes made and given out by volunteers. Each cake led to a conversation about how the cake, grey in the middle and colourful on the outside, might reflect someone's mental health. The volunteers worked tirelessly throughout the day, encouraging passers-by to join in.

Creativity Works, a creative art organisation that works with people with mental illness, helped people create 'so far so good' paper butterflies. The butterflies, with inspiring messages, were given by their creators to a person of their choice.

Jonny Benjamin, a mental health campaigner and film maker, who has gained fame for his films including 'Stranger on the Bridge', caught the attention of the crowd with many people taking photographs and talking with him about his experience of mental illness.

Bath University volunteers also joined Off The Record to round off the event with a great stigma busting session using the large Wheel of Fortune (pictured).

Eat, Talk, Think was a great event for engaging with the local community and tackling the stigma around mental illness. Congratulations to the B&NES locality team for helping to organize such a successful event.

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