27 October 2015
Eat, Talk, Think event for World Mental Health Day
The 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
The event provided thought provoking activities related to
Dignity in Mental Health, this year's theme for World Mental Health
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
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
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.