Epsom Mental Health Week is held in early October and comprises a week of activities devoted to mental health: providing a forum for discussion, sharing information and providing answers to questions people may have.
Although the issue is so often hidden and unexplored, there are few things in life more important than mental health. In every respect mental health impacts on all our lives- it is a very rare person who does not know sadness and anxiety, 1 in 4 of us will experience mental distress or illness in any one year and there is a sizeable group of people, some 2-3% of the population, whose lives are seriously affected by more severe and enduring mental health difficulties. The World Health Organisation has predicted that by 2030, depression will be the leading cause of disability in the world, and 1 in 4 people over 80 living in the UK today will develop dementia
2017 sees us celebrate our 10th anniversary and we are hoping it will be our most successful and well attended event. More details will follow in due course