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Wednesday, 09 September 2020

#Upliftingimage Digital Photography Competition

#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.

After the success of last year’s digital photo competition, we would like to invite you to take part in this year competition to support World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2020.

1 in 4 people will be affected by mental illness in any year, and around one in ten children experience a mental health problem at any one time (that is three pupils in the average school classroom). We hope through our competition to help raise awareness of mental health issues within the community, particularly in schools.

This year we are running a competition themed “What makes you happy?”.

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.  We want #UpliftingImage to help raise awareness of people connection with mental health through photography. The aim of the campaign is to get as many people to share a picture that helps to promote a better understanding of mental health.

We hope to use this collection of photographs to: promote better understanding around mental health; highlight that through support, understanding and positive messages we can help people and challenge stigma; and demonstrate that everyone has an uplifting image that can lift their mood.

To submit a photograph to the competition please email Communications@swlstg.nhs.uk

The closing date for entries is Sunday 18 October 2020.

We will hold a prize-giving afternoon on Thursday 22 October 2020.

If you have any queries about the competition, please email communications@swlstg.nhs.uk.

Please see this short video  to inspire you to enter the competition.