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Council hosts events in Derbyshire to mark World Mental Health day

Derbyshire County Council is joining local football clubs, charities and organisations to support World Mental Health Day on 10 October.

This year, the annual campaign is focusing on preventing suicide, hoping to raise awareness of the scale of the issue and the role everyone can have in helping to tackle it.

A number of events and roadshows are planned today where people can speak to professionals and find out more about how to get the right support. They include:

  •  Samaritans wellbeing event – Chesterfield Market, from 10am-4pm.
  •  Samaritans and Network Rail “Are U OK” event – Derby Train Station, from 9am to 4pm.

Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Communities Councillor Carol Hart said: “People’s mental health is as important as their physical health – and very often, the two go hand-in-hand.

“It’s vital that anyone experiencing mental health difficulties knows the help and support that’s available and most importantly - that they're not alone.

“Events like these are designed to get everyone talking about their mental health and wellbeing and taking away any stigma or awkwardness around the subject.”

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