News Archive October 2019
International Men’s Day 2019
We had an amazing day yesterday celebrating International Men’s Day 2019! We saw over 80 men gather together and create a wonderful, supportive atmosphere to openly talk about mental health. The Mayor of Rochdale, Cllr Billy Sheerin welcomed everyone and shared the importance of men’s health issues and encouraged men to access regular health checks and support. Darren Bee the NW Time to Change Lead for Communities and Equalities spoke about the Time to Change campaign. Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. For further information please visit www.time-to-change.org.uk or contact Darren directly on [email protected]
We’ve loved reading through all the lovely, positive and supportive comments from the day…
Some of our favourites!
Thank you to everyone that attended from our community and shared their story and support for helping tackle these statistics.
Special thanks to the Mayor of Rochdale, Cllr Billy Sheerin and Mind (Time to Change) in London, Macmillan, Allied Health Diabetes, Community Connectors, Rochdale HealthWatch, Stroke Society and Thinking Ahead for your support.
We exist to ensure that people do not face mental health issues alone and can lead their lives free from stigma and discrimination. We promote and protect good mental health and wellbeing for everyone in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale, Bury and N.E. Lancashire.
If you would like support from us to improve your mental health and wellbeing please visit our self-referrals page here
We will not give up until everyone experiencing a mental health issue gets both support and respect.
On Monday 18th November 2019 we will be celebrating International Men’s Day and we would love to see you there!
Come and join us at our FREE event and enjoy…
Wellbeing Information Stalls
Indian head massage
…and lots more!
This event will be held at
Apna Ghar, KYP, Belfield Road, Rochdale OL16 2UP
The doors will be open between 12:30pm – 3:30pm, we look forward to seeing you there.
For more information please contact Shagufta on 01706 752 341 or 07837 805 205
Author: Paula Hall
Posted on: 28th October 2019
RED January registration now open!
Support your mental health this January by doing something active every single day
If it’s running 5k, or walking to work a new way, a morning swim or just taking the bike for a spin – join the thousands of people around the UK kick-starting their 2020 in the most positive way
RED January is a free community initiative, encouraging people to get active every day to support their mental health. You can walk, run, swim, cycle (whatever you fancy!) the aim is to get moving daily, whilst raising awareness and support for mental health. It gives people a focus during a characteristically tough month and supports ‘REDers’ through its online community.
Those taking part in RED January can choose to raise funds for Rochdale and District Mind and other local Mind centres. Rochdale and District Mind have been providing mental health services for people living in the Borough of Rochdale for over 30 years and all sponsorship money will go to keep it going.
This is the second year Rochdale and District Mind has taken part in RED January so get involved! If you are interested in supporting/fundraising for us or would like more information, please contact us via email [email protected]
Want to register and set the ball rolling, do it here!
Author: Paula Hall
Posted on: 7th October 2019