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Women speak out about their mental health at Beckton support group

PUBLISHED: 14:13 10 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:33 12 October 2017

Halima Hamid is founder of the Health is Wealth Project

Halima Hamid is founder of the Health is Wealth Project

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A trio of women have used their personal experiences of mental health issues to empower others at a Beckton support club.

Halima Hamid is founder of the Health is Wealth Project, which raises awareness of health issues among women, along with co-founders Dana Maduta and Neusa Catoja.

A second session held at Beckton Globe Library on Friday focused on mental health wellbeing, with an opportunity for the 25 attendees to share stories.

Entrepreneur Halima, 37, said: “Mental health is a spectrum - it can be positive and it can be negative. We are trying to break down barriers.”

She added: “Everyone spoke about their feelings. People said ‘I have always had these issues but had never been able to share before and have had to brush it all under the carpet’.”

On November 3, the group will focus on healthy eating.

Sign up to the Health is Wealth Project group on Facebook to find out more.

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