Latest news on Newcastle Mental Health day

Newcastle Mental Health Day planning 10/11/15 2pm Broadacre House top floor

The observant among you may have twigged that ordinarily the day, with performances,activities and a showcase of local and regional mental health related organisations takes place on the nearest Saturday to World Mental Health day (10th of October). Indeed this year, the 10th of October was a Saturday, but we didn’t do our usual take-over of Grey’s Monument in central Newcastle, with the stage, and numerous covered market-style stalls because of the World Cup rugby and Newcastle’s hosting of a match that day.
To make up for this unfortunate clash, we propose having the event on Saturday 6th of February 2016 which is the nearest Saturday to Time to Change’s “Time to Talk” day, and we’ve secured their “village” (a charming collection of themed tents, canopies and suchlike) and also lots of their promotional materials for the day, to go alongside our usual promotion of local and regional services, advice, entertainment and engagement . The Monument is booked and so we can now start planning in earnest for the day, which should chime with many organisations’ needs and purpose since the aim of “Time to Talk” is to get people talking about mental health. It’s also worth noting that it is a public-facing campaign, and one that is beginning to increase its efforts with children and young people,meaning that between us, we should encompass all ages, all levels of mental health distress and engage with the general public too. Maybe having some fun on the day, too. Not much to ask, eh?
So, we’ve a planning meeting lined up, for 2pm on Tuesday the 10th of November, on the top floor of Broadacre House (which is where some other interesting MH stuff is going to happen: just ask for details). Do come along if you can, send someone if you can’t and please do feel free to pass the invitation on to anyone for whom you think it has any relevance.


AlisdairAlisdair Cameron
LAUNCHPAD Team Leader,
NTWSU&C n/wk co-chair (with Mish Loraine)
(for network business:

Offices 210 and 211,
Holy Jesus Hospital,
City Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne,

Tel 0191 2330382 (personal mobile 07736074213)

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