By Harriet Ernstsons Thursday 03 October 2013 Updated: 04/10 07:30
ADVICE, support and information about a whole range of services in the borough will be on offer as part of a two-day event at the Kingfisher Centre.
Redditch Mental Health Action Group is set to host an Advice Shop on Monday, October 7, and Tuesday, October 8, as part of their Wellbeing Week, aiming to get residents thinking about their health and happiness and promote organisations which can help in times of need.
Groups from both the voluntary and the public sector will be on hand to talk shoppers through what support they can get and there will also be an opportunity to get involved in a creative project looking at relationships and networks - which can be a key way to improve wellbeing.
Mark Underwood from MHAG said: “One of our main aims is letting residents know there are a whole host of organisations out there who can help, whether it’s a health, housing, family or money worry which could be affecting their wellbeing, and what better place to do that than right in the heart of the town at the Kingfisher Centre.
“While as an action group we focus on mental health, our week is all about supporting every resident to live as happily and healthily as they can - whether they have mental health issues or not - and tackling the stigma sometimes associated with asking for extra help. Support from an organisation such as those at the Advice Shop can make all the difference.”
Senior health trainer Mandy Childs said: “Making changes to get healthier is a challenge, that’s why the health trainers are here to support you in making small changes that make a big difference, by helping you with your own personal health plan.
“If you want to gain a healthier weight, stop smoking, move more and drink in moderation then come and talk to our friendly health trainers and get a free health MOT.”
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