World Mental Health Day 10th October

To mark world mental health day (10 October) City of York Council has teamed up with York CVS to host a free event as part of a campaign to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health.

On Wednesday 10 October at 5.30pm City of York Council West Offices, Station Rise, will host a special event with the aim of bringing people together to discuss mental health in York and the Time to Change Campaign. It is part of the city’s work to tackle the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health, with a focus on the workplace and young people.

The event is an opportunity to:

  • Hear personal accounts from people with lived experience of stigma and discrimination around mental health
  • Learn about the Time to Change programme, a growing social movement changing how we all think and act about mental health.
  • Contribute to developing and supporting the Time to Change York Hub
  • Showcase examples of what it means to be a Time to Change champion or an employer that has pledged support.

All are welcome to attend the event. Registration is open from 5pm, and the event runs between 5.30pm to 7.30pm with sandwich buffet provided.

To book a free place, please register for the event at:

Councillor Carol Runciman, Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care said: “Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year and in England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week

“These figures demonstrate why we want to end stigma and discrimination. Time to Change is doing a great job to challenge this. It is so important that we raise awareness of mental health and get people talking about it which is why we are supporting World Mental Health Day and hosting this key event. It would be great to see many people and businesses as possible attend.”

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