Last week saw the council celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week, teaming up with The Happiness Hub to bring a series of events to the borough to encourage people to prioritise their mental health.
The week got off to a great start with a flash mob in Bracknell town centre, followed by guided walks throughout the week and a tai-chi session on Friday’s final event at South Hill Park. The day was a huge success with lots of local health and care services on hand to give advice and show people how they can better their mental and physical health.
The Happiness Hub, a collaboration of local services, aims to support Bracknell Forest residents aged 17 years and over, who want to make positive changes to their lives.
The services that make up the Happiness Hub are:
- Bracknell Forest Community Network
- Sport in Mind
- Stepping Stones Recovery College
- Bracknell Forest Social Prescribers
- NHS Frimley CCG Social Prescribers
- Friends in Need
Cllr Dale Birch, Chair of the Bracknell Forest Health and Wellbeing Board and Executive Member for Health, said:
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to my colleagues at The Happiness Hub, Bracknell Forest Council and the local volunteers for all their hard work during Mental Health Awareness Week.
"It was fantastic to see so many residents engaging with the week’s events and seeking advice to better their mental health.
“Although Mental Health Awareness Week may be over, I urge everyone to continue to check in with their friends and family and to monitor and prioritise your own mental and physical wellbeing.”
Further support and advice for your mental wellbeing can be found on the mental health and wellbeing page.