Mental Health Awareness Week runs from the 13 - 19 May.

Here are some activities taking place in Portsmouth during the week to help you look after your mental wellbeing.

Monday 13 May

Local Time to Change Champion Dave Playle is holding an event at Hunter Gatherer Coffee Shop in Albert Road, Southsea from 7.30-9.00pm. He'll be talking about his own mental health experiences and challenging some of the myths around mental health. Other guest speakers will talk about what they're doing to try and end mental health discrimination.

Wednesday 15 May

The Portsmouth Interaction team will be at Mountbatten Leisure Centre between 10am - 4pm to talk about their service which runs recreation and fitness activities for people experiencing poor mental health. Find out more about Portsmouth Interaction: https://www.bhliveactive.org.uk/portsmouth-interaction/

Thursday 16 May

Tongues and Grooves, a local poetry and music organisation, will be hosting a free event at the Square Tower, in Old Portsmouth. Doors open at 6.30pm. Find out more about who will be performing and get your free tickets: https://tonguesandgrooves.com/2019/03/28/thursday-16th-may-words-and-music-for-mental-health-awareness-week/

Throughout the week Solent Mind is inviting people to share the places and things that help their mental wellbeing through the #onyourdoorstep social media campaign. People can signpost anything and everything that keeps them well: a favourite bench with a view of the sea, a cosy corner at a welcoming café, or a local gym where you sweat out your stress. Just print and complete a sign from www.solentmind.org.uk/onyourdoorstep and share online using the #onyourdoorstep hashtag. Everyone can follow Solent Mind on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to see how people are using #onyourdoorstep to signpost towards better mental health.

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