World Mental Health Day 2023

Every year we celebrate World Mental Health Day on 10 October. The theme for 2023, set by the World Federation of Mental Health, is ‘Mental health is a universal human right’.

World Mental Health Day is about raising awareness of mental health and driving positive change for everyone’s mental health.

Hertfordshire and Mid Essex Talking Therapies will be out and about in the local area and we will also provide a programme of online activities throughout the day which you can sign up for now. We hope you can join us as part of our celebrations and to raise awareness.

10:00 - 11:00am - Mental Health Awareness Training:

Our free online Mental Health Awareness Training workshop raises awareness of common mental health problems and provides tools and techniques to support colleagues struggling with pressures at work, service users navigating challenging lives, friends, and family. Improving your understanding of mental health difficulties could benefit many people around you.

This brief overview session identifies key contributors to mental health challenges, signs and symptoms of mental health difficulties, and ways in which you can open sensitive conversations, develop a plan of action, and build trust. The webinar includes information about NHS Talking Therapies and how to support others to engage more closely with the local mental health team. 

Click here to secure your free place to the Mental Health Awareness Training session.

12:00 - 1:00pm - Understanding Anxiety:

This webinar explores how anxiety affects our thoughts, behaviours, emotions and physical sensations, and offers a toolbox based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) of ways to manage these common feelings. The webinar includes information about the support offered by Hertfordshire and Mid Essex Talking Therapies for anyone interested in receiving further help and guidance. 

The aim of this webinar is to help you understand anxiety, feel more comfortable with it and start to discover ways of living your life alongside anxiety.

Click here to secure your free place for the Understanding Anxiety webinar.

4:00 - 5:00pm - Relaxation Skills

This is an introduction to the topic of relaxation including practical relaxation exercises, guided by the facilitator, so participants can experience varying methods of relaxation.
Stress and anxiety are common features of life, keeping us all in an exhausting state of psychological and physical tension. An effective way to reduce this tension is through relaxation.

Relaxation is not just something that happens to us. By understanding more about it and learning simple but effective techniques we can choose to enter a more relaxed state of mind and body, irrespective of the difficulties facing us.

Click here to secure your free place at our Relaxation webinar.