Local Group Aims To Beat The January Blues

Free event with talks, yoga, and poetry organised by Better Mental Health in Chiswick

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January 20 doesn’t have to be the (according to some…) most miserable day of the year!.

Following on from last year’s successful event, local volunteer group ‘Better Mental Health in Chiswick’ has announced its programme of events for ‘Blue Monday’ next week to help
banish those January lows.

So come along and join in with a day of social activity and community events. The events will take place at the Catholic Centre, 2 Dukes Avenue and the Chiswick Library from 11am to 5pm. All events are free, and anyone can drop in to one or all sessions.

11-1 Winter Art Workshop (Artivate)
11:30 – 12 Talk on Green Doctors and Looking after yourself this
Winter (GreenWork)
12 – 12:30 Talk on Eat Well – Making healthier food and drink
choices (Rasneet Choudray, One You Hounslow)
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch Freshly prepared based on One You Hounslow `Cook
and Eat’ recipes
2:30 – 3:00 Poetry for Wellbeing Share the poetry you love and create
some new pieces. (Kyrill Potatpov BMHIC)
2:30 – 3:00 (upstairs) Talk on Living a Smoke Free life – the Benefits
of being a non smoker (Rasneet Choudray, One You Hounslow)
3:15 – 4:00 (upstairs) Mindful Yoga (Karin Gartze)

11;15 – 12:00 Chair Yoga (Karin Gartze)
4:00 – 5:00 Origami for beginners (Kyrill Potapov)

5:30 – 7:00pm ReadWell Book Club Monthly Session

BMHC is a small volunteer group established autumn 2018 to improve mental health locally.
They think community and creativity can help in strengthening everyone’s mental health.

They work by:
- Raising profile of mental health and challenging stigma through events, media and social
media presence
- Supporting practical initiatives of others to improve mental health
- Piloting new initiatives ourselves to improve mental health
- Providing input to Hounslow Council and NHS mental health service commissioning.

They welcome volunteers to get in touch at bettermentalhealthinchiswick@gmail.com


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January 15, 2020

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