AS part of World Mental Health Day Redditch Borough Council is highlighting events and projects in a bid to raise awareness of issues surrounding the usually taboo subject.
The year #WMHD focuses on young people and mental health in a changing world in a bid to kickstart the conversation around what they need in order to grow up healthy, happy and resilient.
In the run up to World Mental Health Day on October 10, the Council will be publicising events, support and activities available throughout the borough.
These range from a Hate Crime Awareness Conference, an educational event for high school pupils on Child Sexual Exploitation and ongoing active sessions to stimulate body and mind.
All these will be promoted via the #wmhd on social media and in the local press.
Council Leader Matt Dormer said: “We have always been committed to raising awareness about mental health issues and have never been reticent to talk about this in our Town Hall corridors and indeed the Council Chamber.
“By publicising the events and activities we have on around World Mental Health Day we can show that there is support for our young people in the Borough and that we are listening.”
For details of all these things check the Council’s Facebook and Twitter @redditchmatters feeds #wmhd #Redditch