Tag Archives: mental health

Celebrating a mental health milestone

More than 60 schools have signed up to a County Council initiative helping them promote and protect mental health and wellbeing. A special celebration has taken place to mark the milestone, looking back on the first year of Somerset Wellbeing Framework which helps schools develop an approach which goes beyond the classroom, touching on all […]

Libraries look at men’s mental health for Men’s Health Week

Somerset Libraries and Public Health have partnered up to help improve men’s mental health in Somerset as part of Men’s Health Week (11-17 June). The Men’s Wellbeing Collection is an innovative collection of books and resources that aims to get more men thinking and talking about their mental health. The collection is currently in Yeovil, […]

Feel good from the inside outside during Naturally Healthy Month

What do bats, wild singing and meadows have in common? Go wild and have an adventure, get out into the beautiful countryside during Somerset’s first ever Naturally Healthy Month which runs all this May and you will find out… People of all ages have the opportunity to take part in around forty-five different outdoor activities, […]

Workshop to help businesses address mental health issues in the workplace

Businesses across Somerset are invited to attend an evening workshop to help them address mental health issues within the workplace. The workshops, from March to June 2017 and held in venues across the county, are being run by Devon & Somerset Trading Standards Service in partnership with New Leaf Life Design, a Taunton-based accredited counselling […]

Give a special LifeHacks gift this Valentines Day

This Valentine’s Day why not love yourself and your friends by downloading a new free e-book for mental health? The Little books of Mental Health LifeHacks are practical guides packed with ideas and links to support mental health. They include true stories from people who’ve tried out some of the LifeHacks (ways of improving life) […]

Improving mental health and dementia services in Somerset

Key organisations have been discussing how to ensure Somerset’s mental health and dementia services are fit for the future. Over 40 people from a wide variety of different organisations, such as community based support and residential support, attended a meeting earlier this month. Cllr William Wallace, Cabinet Member for Adults Services at Somerset County Council, […]

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‘Time to Talk, Time to Change’ Campaign Comes To Taunton Racecourse

Taunton Racecourse is supporting the national “Time to Talk, Time to Change” campaign to combat mental health stigma and discrimination this month. A specially name horse race – The Mental Health Challenge – has been organised to coincide with the ‘Time to Talk Day’ on Thursday February 6th which aims to raise awareness that mental […]