World Mental Health Day takes place every year on the 10 October and is an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health issues. This year’s theme is suicide prevention.

Every year in Wales, nearly 400 people take their own life and there are many more people who attempt suicide.

Every suicide is a tragedy that affects families, communities and entire countries and has long-lasting effects on the people left behind. Suicide occurs throughout life and is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds globally.

Mental Health Matters Wales has organised the following activities:

10am - 11.30am
Insight into Stress, Anxiety and Depression with John (12 people Max)
Information and support available
Mental Health Matters Wales - Union Offices, Quarella Rd. Bridgend. CF31 1JW

12 - 1.30pm
Talk about Self-Harm and Eating Disorders with Alun and  Donna
Information and support available 
Mental Health Matters Wales - Union Offices, Quarella Rd. Bridgend. CF31 1JW

Time TBC
Good Mental Health and Wellbeing for Over 50s with Sara
Porthcawl YMCA, John St. Porthcawl

Time TBC
Good Mental Health and Wellbeing for Over 50s with Maria
Halo Maesteg Sports Centre, Nant-Y-Crynwydd, Maesteg CF34 9EB

For more information, please call Mental Health Matters Wales, T: 01656 651 450