Barking and Dagenham marking world mental health day with series of free events

PUBLISHED: 10:34 10 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:34 10 October 2018

Events will be taking place across Barking and Dagenham, including in Barking Town Square. Picture: Arnaud Stephenson

Events will be taking place across Barking and Dagenham, including in Barking Town Square. Picture: Arnaud Stephenson


Free activities are taking place across Barking and Dagenham today (Wednesday) to mark world mental health day.

The focus this year is on young people and mental health in a changing world.

Events include Tai Chi in Barking Town Square from 12pm and a workshop for parents of young people from 1pm at the Barking Learning Centre.

Visitors to Barking and Dagenham College can find out what services and resources are available from NELFT between 11am and 2pm, and there will be a football session at Abbey Green, Barking, between 12pm and 3pm.

Councillor Maureen Worby, cabinet member for social care and health integration said: “It is important that mental health is everyone’s business and can affect anyone at any point in time.

“It is also vital that we work together with our partners to give our young people access to the support they need to grow up happy, healthy and resilient.”

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