‘Wellfest’ Will Be Held At The Harris To Recognise World Mental Health Day

Preston’s own wellness ‘Wellfest’ will come to the Harris this year, supporting members of the public on World Mental Health Day.

The Wellfest will feature a number of activities, including wellbeing workshops, to help give people a positive way to think about mental health.

A spokesman for the Harris said, “We’re kicking off the day at 10am with bacon butties and a game of table football in our Chatty Café. Chatty cafes are a nationwide schemed designed to get us all talking more.

“We’ll finish at 4pm with local choir Company of Voyces performing an uplifting selection of songs.

“Throughout the day visitors will find staff from local mental health organisations such as Lancashire Mind in the Harris’ Chatty Café. Everyone is happy to chat, listen or point you in the direction of local support.

“Highlights from the programme include a special focus on family wellbeing in our Children’s Space on the ground floor.”

Tim Joel, Deputy Head of Culture at the Harris, added, “World Mental Health Day is a global event and with Preston Wellfest local services have coming together to plan a day signposting services and support and reducing stigma in talking about mental health.

“Importantly, the day has been led by people who have experience of mental health challenges – and we hope it is really useful to the widest range of people.”

To find out more information on the event, visit the preston.gov website here.

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