Kingston’s first Mental Health Festival launches

Kingston Council, Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Mind in Kingston have today launched the first Kingston Mental Health Festival, which runs until Wednesday 14 October, which also coincides with World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October.

Councillor Cathy Roberts, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Health at Kingston Council, said:

“One in four of us will experience a mental health condition in our lifetimes, making this one of the most common health conditions around. We have made a commitment to ensure that we look after those who are vulnerable within our borough. Working with our health partners to put together the first ever Kingston Mental Health Festival is just one of the ways we’re doing this – there’s truly something for everyone.”

Rianne Eimers, Chief Executive of Mind in Kingston, said:

“The aim of this important Festival is to highlight that it is possible to not only live with a mental health condition, but recover successfully and maintain your mental wellbeing.

“As part of the Kingston Mental Health Festival, Mind in Kingston will hold its annual Arts and Music event at All Saints Church in Kingston from 1pm to 5pm on the 10 October. This showcases artworks, music, drama and spoken word performances by individuals with mental health conditions. It is a free, fun event and all are welcome.”

For more information on Kingston Mental Health Festival and to view an events programme, visit www.mindinkingston.org.uk or download the events program here Kingston Mental Health Festival 2015 Programme.

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