‘Supporting Positive Mental Well Being – Everyone’s business’

Thursday March 26th 2009
The Conference Centre at Newport YMCA
Mendalgief Road
Newport
NP20 2HF
10.00am-3.30pm
(Free Buffet Lunch Provided)
This event is primarily aimed at individuals in the area of Gwent who suffer from mental distress

Being mentally healthy is about how we – all of us – lead our lives. It’s about how we think and feel and act, our levels of optimism, resilience and confidence, the quality of relationships we have with those around us, our sense of meaning and purpose and our coping strategies at difficult times.
Mental health improvement is not simply about helping us address illness and helping people with mental health problems. It’s about emphasising wellness, and taking a positive approach to building and maintaining good mental health for everybody.
Come and explore some of the key community initiatives that could help to unlock and enhance positive Mental Well Being.
Sessions include:
 Alternative therapies,
 Arts,
 Confidence building techniques,
 Mental Health First Aid,
 Inspirational presentations from individuals about how they were able to improve their mental well-being

Early booking recommended as places are limited and there is no fee to attend. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
To book a place, please call:
Jenny Pearce, Mental Health Development Officer, GAVO Tel: 01291 673728 or
email jen.pearce@gavowales.org.uk
Note: If you or someone you bring has any special requirements e.g. communication or access, please let Jenny know at the time of booking so we can make efforts to accommodate your needs.

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