Greenwich Time To Talk take part in this year’s World Mental Health Day in Woolwich

The Greenwich Time to Talk Team #AllofUsGreenwich

Hosted by the Greenwich mental health and wellbeing forum, a number of events and workshops focusing on breaking down stigma were put on in busy General Gordon Square.

Visitors in Woolwich became part of a wellbeing event to mark World Mental Health Day on 10 October.

There was something for everyone including stalls from local providers, reflexology, massages, exhibitions and music from local musicians, our band BAM, singer Septimus Prime and Greenwich Mind Choir.

Popular activities were Tai Chi hosted by Greenwich Get Active, line dancers and Disney Shakeup for Kids.

There was also an active online conversation about World Mental Health Day on Twitter using the hashtag #AllofUsGreenwich.

A film was also shown on the large screen in the square. Local shops also sponsored gifts for the event.

It was the first community event that Ben Travis has attended in his role as our acting chief executive. He said: “I was delighted to be at the event to celebrate the day and take the opportunity to raise awareness about mental health.

“World Mental Health Day presents an annual opportunity for us all to have a wider conversation in society about mental health and continue our work to break down the barriers and stigma.

“It was a hugely successful event and the organisers, stall-holders and our partners showcased the fantastic work which takes place every day to help people in this borough.”

Published on 21st October 2015