Mental health events taking place in Newham

East Ham Town Hall

East Ham Town Hall - Credit: Steve Poston

If you, a friend or a family member is struggling with mental health issues, there is a chance to find out about the support available.

A number of organisations, including NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group, Newham Council and East London NHS Foundation Trust have come together to highlight the help available.

Events will be held at venues across the borough tomorrow, ahead of World Mental Health Day on Saturday.

Between 11am and 3pm, there is the chance to speak to staff members from the East London NHS Foundation Trust about the support services they run.

From 1pm to 3pm, the Independent Newham Users Forum at Ithaca House, Romford Road, will host representatives from several services to discuss what is on offer.

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Dr Kevin Cleary, medical director at the East London NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“World Mental Health Day is a great opportunity to promote discussion around mental health.

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“We are really pleased to be marking this day and joining the wider global effort to promote mental health awareness and tackling stigma.”

It is estimated around a quarter of people in the borough will experience some kind of mental health issue this year, including stress, depression, loneliness or anxiety.

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