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AmicusHorizon's mental health awareness day proves a great success

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Published by amicushorizon for AmicusHorizon Group in Housing and also in Health

AmicusHorizon organised its second mental health awareness day AmicusHorizon organised its second mental health awareness day

AmicusHorizon organised its second awareness day to challenge the stigma around mental health.

The housing association set up a marquee on the Lansdowne Green Estate in Stockwell on Thursday 29 May.

The event aimed to promote and support mental health within the local community.

The day included one-to-one sessions, where visitors could talk in confidence to a mental health nurse and a member of AmicusHorizon’s Casa Support team.

And less formal tea and talk sessions were held for people to come and chat openly.

A wishing tree also allowed members of the public to write messages supporting mental health recovery.

These messages included: ‘Nothing to be ashamed of’ and ‘1 in 4 people suffer so don’t suffer in silence’.

Acting Mayor of Lambeth, Councillor Adedamola Aminu, attended the event and offered his support to the cause.

He said: "Mental health is a big issue in our community and can happen to anybody at any time in their life.

For an organisation like AmicusHorizon to be there to support and help people is very important."

AmicusHorizon’s Rebekah Arkle, who helped organise the day, said: "1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year, but it’s still often seen as a taboo subject.

We were keen to show it’s nothing to be ashamed of and it was great to see people speaking so openly about mental health.

We’re grateful to everybody who came along to support the day."

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