It's Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the focus is on STRESS.
As well as highlighting all the support there is available for service users, carers and staff who are experiencing stress, we are involved in all manner of public initiatives during the week, including events and campaigns:
Launch of ‘Real Men Talk’ campaign across Devon
We have been working closely with Devon County Council who have launched the ‘Real Men Talk’ campaign.
The campaign will run for three months across the whole of Devon, including Plymouth, and will include adverts on the interior of buses, in all local newspapers, as well as on facebook, instagram, twitter, YouTube and Google.
The campaign aims to reach out to men to let them know it’s fine to talk about their mental health and how they’re feeling, with signposting to our Depression and Anxiety Service (DAS) and to Livewell Southwest Plymouth Options, from the Real Men Talk web page.
Devon County Show
Come and see us in the Proud to Care marquee at the Devon County Show showcasing the Real Men Talk campaign, Five Ways to Wellbeing and working at DPT.
On the stand over the three days (17-19 May) will be:
From our Depression and Anxiety Service
• Neil Richardson - Clinical Team Lead
• Ste Growcock - Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
• Zac Miles - Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
• Tom Wilkinson - Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
• Craig Sealeaf - High Intensity Therapist
• Jonny Wilkins - Talking Health Clinical Team Lead
From other services
• Georgie Horner - Bank and Volunteer Co-ordinator
• Daniel Robson - Charitable Funds
• Lydia Helyer - Occupational Therapist.
Look out on our social media channels for more information throughout the course of the week.