Hundreds of people took part in Liverpool’s contribution to World Mental Health Day events.
Merseyside Youth Association’s Make a Noise About Mental Health was an open-mic event delivered by MYA’s Noise and Healthline projects at their hub on Hanover Street last Thursday.
“It was a fantastic evening, such a great atmosphere.” Says Garth Jones, MYA’s community music worker. “It was great to have some special guests, including a performance from young members of our Noise project.”
On Saturday Fun With Food For Wellbeing featured an afternoon of engaging activities for parents, carers, children and young people aged 5-14.
Leigh Horner, participation worker from MYA’s mental health promotion team explains: “The afternoon was a huge success, promoting positive physical and mental health to parents and children.
“Whilst parents and carers enjoyed free workshops featuring relaxation techniques as well as offering advice for parent and children’s wellbeing, children and young people, took part in a range of activities including art and craft, music and drama, as well as interactive cooking sessions.”
Meanwhile fellow Liverpool CAMHS partners, including staff and volunteers from Alder Hey, Barnardo’s, ADDvanced Solutions and Young People’s Advisory Service, hosted interactive stalls in Williamson Square raising awareness of the importance of looking after mental health.
You can find out more about CAMHS in Liverpool, including access to a range of free training, on the www.liverpoolfyi.com website.