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‘Now We’re Talking’ Mental Health Campaign

Posted on: 17th March 2021

‘Now We’re Talking’ Mental Health Campaign

Herefordshire and Worcestershire’s Mental Health Campaign ‘Now We’re Talking’ is encouraging the local community to get arty to help improve their wellbeing.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is the counties main provider of mental health services.

It runs the Now We’re Talking campaign which aims to raise awareness of Healthy Minds, a service which you can contact yourself if you are struggling with difficulties such as stress, anxiety, low mood or depression, it also aims to reduce the stigma that sadly still surrounds mental health.

Bringing together art, exercise and mental health for Mental Health Awareness Week in May, ‘Now We’re Talking with Art’ aims to highlight ways to maintain wellbeing, self-help and signpost to additional support if it’s needed.

The Trust is teaming up with Worcester City Council and a host of local partners and businesses to encourage residents to get arty to support their mental health and wellbeing, with easily accessible art based mental health resources, including mindfulness colouring sheets, live art classes and an Art trail around the City centre.

Local artists will fill the city with colour and promote a positive outlook on mental health, using the national theme of Mental Health Awareness Week ‘Nature and the environment’ the installations of fine art, photography, craft, murals and more, in windows and outdoor spaces the Art trail accompanied by an all-important map will provide information on where to get support for your mental health.

BUT, this is where you can get involved! Have a go at our mindfulness colouring sheets and send them in to us for a chance to have it displayed in the outdoor art trails being held across the county!

The trail aims to provide a colourful, inspiring and safe journey around the city, free of charge to promote a healthier, well connected and more resilient community.

To find out more about the trail visit www.healthyminds.whct.nhs.uk/nowweretalking or you can follow the campaign on Twitter @NowWereTalking and on Facebook @NowWereTalkingHW