Mental health awareness week

Mental health awareness.
Mental health awareness.

Mental Health Awareness Week (5th to 10th October) is aimed at raising awareness and understanding of mental health and the services available.

NHS Western Isles Public Health Team is working in partnership with local organisations to hold events such as drop in sessions, sports and ceilidh events.

The ‘Care for a Ceilidh’ initiative was set up with the aim of musicians providing short concerts to residents of care homes in Glasgow.

In Partnership with ‘Care for a Ceilidh’ a number of local musicians will be giving up their time to visit care homes across the Western Isles during this week- Iain ‘Costello’ Maciver and school pupils from Sir E Scott will be visiting Harris House on Tuesday 6th, Lisa Macneill and local school children will be visiting Cobhair Bharraigh on Wednesday 7th, school children from Lionaclete School will be visiting Tagsa Uibhist on Friday 9th and the Accordion and Fiddle club will be visiting Bethesda on Saturday 10th.

In recognition of the positive effects of physical exercise on mental health, Sport and Health (Lewis and Harris) will be offering a football festival on Saturday 10th October from 2pm – 6pm at the Back Football & Recreation club. Families / districts are invited to enter teams.

For further information contact Steve Munro on 01851 822800.