Mental Health Month
1 in 4 people will suffer from a mental health problem at some point in their life. We should not be afraid to “talk about it".
Every year the Trust celebrates World Mental Health Day to demonstrate our support for challenging stigma South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) and celebrate October Mental Health Month with events across our sites to raise awareness of mental health and to stamp out stigma across south west London. Download our Full 2018 Event Calendar here.
We also run our popular digital photography competition - #upliftingimage - where local schools, youth organisations, staff and members of the public can send in an image that makes them smile and uplifts their mood. The theme this year is "young people and mental health in a changing world". View this year's winners
This year we supported a number of events across south west London throughout October, including:
- Our annual #Upliftingimage digital photography competition which is open to local schools, public and staff. The competition closed on 10 October. The theme for 2018 iwas contentment – what does it mean to you?
- An exhibition celebrating Black History Month at the Evolve BME Staff Conference including internal and external speakers.
- Recovery College courses for staff, patients, their carers and family throughout the month.
- World Mental Health Day: staff and patients from our Deaf services will express their experiences of mental health problems on canvas. The session will take place at the Recovery College on 10 October.
- Weekly social media posts and animations.
- 10th annual Healing our broken village conference 25 October.
- and many more.
#Upliftingimage Digital Photography Competition
Each year we run our digital photography competition #upliftingimage which is open to everyone living across our five boroughs - Sutton, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth.
This is a chance to talk positively about mental health and go into the running to win a prize. The idea is to inspire, explore and talk about it.
If you have any queries about mental health month or would like to collaborate on events next year, please email communications@firstname.lastname@example.org.