It’s time to talk about mental health

A campaign to talk openly about mental health issues is being supported by Hounslow Council.

Published: Monday, 9th October 2017

Time to talk about mental health

A campaign to talk openly about mental health issues is being supported by Hounslow Council.

Tea and Talk is the national fundraising event which takes places on or around World Mental Health Day. As part of this campaign, Hounslow’s Support, Wellbeing and Prevention Team (SWAP) is holding a Tea and Talk fundraising stall at the Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow TW3 4DN on Tuesday 10 October from 10am-4pm for residents to purchase cakes in support of the Mental Health Foundation.

There will also be a Mental Health Social Care professional available to those residents who may want to just talk about Mental Health.

As well as hosting its own internal event, Hounslow Council is encouraging residents to take a few minutes to talk about mental health.  Taking time to ask friends, family and colleagues, ‘How are you?’ will encourage people to open up about their thoughts and feelings.

SWAP is also holding Healthy Minds Drop In meetings across the borough where residents can see a Mental Health professional. These will be at:

  • The Hub, 93 Salisbury Road, Hounslow TW4 7NW, every Thursday, 10am-12 noon
  • Hounslow Domestic Violence One-Stop-Shop, Route 36, 36 Bath Road, Hounslow TW3 3FF, first Wednesday of every month, 10am -12 noon 
  • Belvedere Community Resource Centre, Lemon Grove, Feltham TW13 4DH, every other Monday, starting on the 16th October, 10am-1pm

Councillor Kamaljit Kaur, Cabinet Member for Adult Services, Hounslow Council, said: "We are supporting this campaign because the more people that talk about mental health, the more stigma and discrimination will be reduced in our community.

"Just talking about mental health can help change lives of those affected by mental health. 

“You're not alone, talk to someone you trust. Sharing a problem is often the first step.”

To seek help for yourself or someone else, call 020 8583 3003 or emailing Adultsocialcare@hounslow.gov.uk