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In conjunction with World Mental Health Day on 10 October, Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and City of Wolverhampton Council are holding an event to celebrate the launch of the Wolverhampton Recovery Centre.
The event will celebrate the launch and see over 20 charities, health organisations and education providers join forces to provide information and advice on a range of subject matters relating to mental health, the launch of the Wolverhampton Mental Health Services Directory and will also feature an exhibition of artwork by people battling addiction showing how recovery is achievable as well as the chance to have a body MOT, massage or acupuncture
Most people will confront some sort of mental health difficulty in their lifetime. The state of your mental health can be affected by factors such as drugs and alcohol, work-related stress and grief – among other things.
Wolverhampton will have its own Recovery College which initially will be based in the Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council, until more permanent premises can be found.
The Recovery College aims to help people to become experts in their own self-care by offering educational courses about mental health and recovery. These courses are designed to increase students' knowledge and skills and to help them feel more confident in self-management of their own mental health and well-being. This will hopefully help them to achieve or work towards whatever is meaningful in their lives. People can use the college as an alternative to mental health services, alongside support offered from mental health services or to help them move out of mainstream mental health services. The college also enables family, friends, carers and staff to better understand mental health. All Courses are co-produced with users, carers and professionals working in partnership.
The event is taking place at the Mander Centre, between 11am – 3pm.
We don’t need to wait until we are struggling with our mental health; there are lots of things we can do to protect ourselves and prevent problems escalating, just as we do with our physical health.
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