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Mental Health Awareness week

5 May 2021

Mental Health Awareness week takes place from 10 to 16 May 2021 and this year the theme is nature.


The current pandemic has highlighted just how important connecting with nature is for our mental health so, we'll be sharing some useful advice and tips to inspire you to connect with nature in new ways.

The week is an opportunity for people to talk about all aspects of mental health, with focus on providing help and advice.

The Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service (DACES) is running a number of online sessions throughout the week to support mental health awareness and incorporate 2 themes: nature and mindfulness. 

Monday 10 May 2021 from 2pm to 3pm - Mindfulness in other settings

A relaxing session to relieve stress and calm anxious thoughts as you get back out there.

To pre-book and register for the link please email marjolein.roerhorst@daces.derbyshire.gov.uk

Tuesday 11 May 2021 from 10am to 11am - Breathing space

A visual and practical presentation about overcoming barriers to open spaces and being outdoors.

To pre-book and register for the link please email david.taylor@daces.derbyshire.gov.uk

Tuesday 11 May 2021 from 2pm to 3pm - Mindful drawing

A gentle introduction to this relaxing technique suitable for anyone with a pen or pencil and scrap of paper(no drawing skills required).

To pre-book and register for the link please email rosemary.maclennan@derbyshire.gov.uk

Thursday 13 May 2021 from 2pm to 3pm - Creative visualisation - bringing the outside inside

Helpful ways to think about the outside world we are missing.

To pre-book and register for the link please email marcia.mckerrow@daces.derbyshire.gov.uk

Look out for more Mental Health Awareness news next week and visit the wellbeing pages for more information about mental health support.

Mentell are also holding a webinar for men and women about the process of giving back.

Thursday 13 May 2021 from 1pm to 1:30pm - Giving back

Mentell opens up the discussion around the role giving back plays in positive mental and emotional health. Hear first hand from Mentell facilitators and members who have transformed pain or suffering into long term fulfilment though the process of giving back.

The webinar will be run over zoom and all people interested in attending will need to sign up in advance.