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YMCA and Havering Mind team up for information event for World Mental Health Day

PUBLISHED: 16:00 06 October 2017

Youth Ambassador Noel Willis is supporting the YMCA's I Am Whole event. Picture: YMCA Thames Gateway

Youth Ambassador Noel Willis is supporting the YMCA's I Am Whole event. Picture: YMCA Thames Gateway

YMCA Thames Gateway

Charities in the community will be teaming up for World Mental Health Day as part of a nationwide anti-stigma campaign.

YMCA Thames Gateway will be hosting an all-day information event as part of the I Am Whole campaign at the charity’s headquarters in Rush Green Road, Romford alongside the borough’s mental health charity Havering Mind next week.

Events co-ordinator Ciaran White said: “We are delighted to be supporting the event this World Mental Health Day.

“I am looking forward to delivering a taster session of our mental health awareness training to the attendees.

“It’s important for our young people to learn about and look after their wellbeing.”

One in 10 young people in the UK have a diagnosed mental health difficulty and that is why the campaign, launched across the country by YMCA England and Wales and the NHS, will be focusing on providing them with support.

Backed by celebrities such as Ed Sheeran and X Factor presenter Dermot O’Leary, the borough’s pop-in event will take place at the YMCA Thames Gateway on Tuesday, October 10, from 2-5.30pm where residents will given the chance to find out more about the services available in Havering around mental health.

There will be a variety of stalls on the day providing tools and information as well as materials available for schools and anyone working with young people.

Those from Samaritans, North East London NHS Foundation Trust (Nelft), Family Mosaic and other services will also be attending.

Noel Willis, 29, from Romford lost his mum when he was nine and after his relationship with his dad broke down, he became homeless.

But with the help of those at the YMCA he managed to turn his life around and is now a successful fitness instructor and ambassador for the charity.

YMCA spokeswoman Sara Colenutt said: “Noel has been on an amazing journey and is a great example of how we can help.

“Even though the focus this year is on young people’s mental health, anyone and everyone is welcome to find out more about the support that is available.”

For further information on the event call 01708 770423.

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