Forthcoming Events

 

Talk to Us Month

Date: Friday 01st July 2022 to Sunday 31st July 2022

Time: 09.00 to 23.30

24 July (24/7) is Samaritans Awareness Day, because we’re here to listen 24/7. On this date and throughout July, we'll be running our awareness-raising campaign Talk to Us, to remind people that we’re here for anyone who needs someone to listen.

Every year in July, Samaritans branches in the UK and Republic of Ireland hold local events to raise awareness that Samaritans are here to listen to anyone who's struggling to cope, at any time of the day or night.

Whatever you're going through, call the Samaritans, free any time, from any phone, on 116 123

.Talk To Us Campaign | Samaritans Campaigns

Youth Mental Health Day - 19th September 2022

Date: Friday 16th September 2022 to Friday 23rd September 2022

Time: 09.00 to 09.00

Youth Mental Health Day (YMHD) encourages understanding and discussion of mental health in young people, enabling them to live happy and healthy lives all year round. Each year, the day aims to get young people, and those who support them, talking about how to improve mental health.

Mental health concerns for young people have multiplied in recent times. Even before the COVID-19 crisis, one in six young people aged 5-16 had a mental disorder. Though times may be hard, Youth Mental Health Day is here to provide hope. By getting young people engaged in discussions and activities about how to improve their mental health, YMHD goes beyond awareness and breaking the stigma surrounding mental health, into tackling the heart of the issue.

stem4, a charity that supports young people to build positive mental health, is proud to be the founder of Youth Mental Health Day in the UK, which started in 2020.

Youth Mental Health Day (YMHD) - 19th September - stem4

World Mental Health Day: 10th October 2022

Date: Sunday 09th October 2022 to Tuesday 11th October 2022

Time: 09.00 to 23.30

One in four adults and one in ten children experience mental illness during their lifetime, and many more of us know and care for people who do.  

Improved health and well-being is associated with a range of better out comes for people of all ages and backgrounds.

World Mental Health Day aims to raise awareness of the issues around the world and also celebrate peoples accomplishments with their mental health, whilst also helping more people get the help and support they need! 

 

National Stress Awareness Day - 2nd November 2022

Date: Monday 31st October 2022 to Friday 04th November 2022

Time: 09.00 to 10.00

National Stress Awareness Day was set up by the International Stress Management Association, with the mission of raising awareness of the effects of psychological distress in the workplace and strategies to address it.

Health and wellbeing - Mental Health UK (mentalhealth-uk.org)

UK Disability History Month 2022

Date: Wednesday 16th November 2022 to Friday 16th December 2022

Time: 09.00 to 23.30

UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event creating a platform to focus on the history of the struggle for equality and human rights.

The COVID Pandemic has demonstrated across the United Kingdom and the world just how fragile the rights people with disabilities have secured.

This event is provided to celebrate but also most importantly share awareness and information on a subject that deserves more attention.

https://ukdhm.org/

Theme: Disability, Health and Well Being

 

At the heart of this appalling state of affairs is that we are only conditionally human. Our rights whether we live in institutions, care homes or independently in our own homes and the community, can be ridden over by politicians, medical professionals or the population in general judging the world by ableist standards and practising deeply entrenched disabilist responses. Where we are counted in a disaggregated we find disabled people were not protected and had by far the highest preventable death rate. Where more progressive Governments such as in Wales are facing up to this situation a disabled led enquiry is leading to real change

Because of the obsession with a medical model approach to disability, the barriers that compromise our health, now and in the past, are not identified and acted upon. We are held responsible for our conditions rather than providing us with the support and health care we need.

Young people with Learning Difficulties were at the sharp end with up to 20x the death rated from Covid (ONS)

Crises of war and pandemic create Mental Health Issues. Despite the Government Rhetoric support and services for those with metal health have not improved.

The years of austerity aimed at disabled people and destroying our well- being arise from deeply held perceptions of our unworthiness rooted in the past history of our oppression.

UKDHM will examine this history and provide examples of how this denial of human rights can and will be reversed.

International Day for Disabled People - 3rd December

Date: Friday 02nd December 2022 to Sunday 04th December 2022

Time: 09.00 to 10.00

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an annual event to celebrate people with disabilities.

The World Health Organisation estimates that more than one billion people - about 15% of the world's population - experience some form of disability. 

The day aims to spread awareness and understanding of disabilities that might not be immediately visible, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue and learning disabilities. 

 

The international Day for Disabilities was first proclaimed in 1992 and aims to promote the rights and well-being of people with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that more than 1 billion people, which is about 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability/impairment in their life. This day is for celebrating and for spreading important awareness on disabilities. Especially with the effect of the pandemic, this year is all the more important to raise awareness on disabilities.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities | United Nations

International Day of Persons with Disabilities | Healthwatch


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As a local organisation we very much rely on the support of our local community, and continue to support people flexibly to have greater choice and control and remove the barriers that disabled people and children experience in their everyday lives. We support over 2,000 people every year.  But we need your help.

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