Mental Health initiative launched in Waterside

Alison Wallace (left) Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership Strategy Manager and Rhonda Boyd (Health Development Officer).
Alison Wallace (left) Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership Strategy Manager and Rhonda Boyd (Health Development Officer).

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week the Waterside Neighbourhood Partnership (WNP) as part of the NHIP project has launched a mental health campaign.

Based around the lyrics of the well-known Bob Marley song ‘Three Little Birds’ the campaign is entitled ‘Every Little Thing Gonna Be Alright.’

The campaign aims to promote the ‘Five Ways To Well-Being’ message for positive mental health; Connect, Keep Learning, Be Active, Give and Take Notice.

Leaflets with this message and useful help lines will be delivered across the Waterside area and posters and information cards will be available in Waterside community centres. Ribbon bracelets with the lifeline number can also be found at all community centres.

As part of the campaign a Living Life to the Full course will be delivered at Lincoln Courts Community Centre every Wednesday morning at 10am. Free childcare will be provided at this course for anyone wishing to attend.

The WNP Health Development Officer, Rhonda Boyd said it was because of how mental health is viewed locally that WNP decided that they had to do something.

“Poor mental health is a major issue across the city with many people suffering in silence. We want to make people aware of help lines and organisations who can help but also things we can all do to promote positive mental health,” she said.

For more information or to book a place on the Living Life to the Full course contact Rhonda Boyd on 028 7134 2959.