Members of the public are being invited to an NHS Autumn Fete at The Harbour in Blackpool to recognise mental health awareness day and promote community engagement.
With World Mental Health Awareness Day this year on 10 October, the staff at The Harbour are opening the doors to welcome members of the public to come along and support in raising awareness the weekend before.
The family event is to be held on Sunday 6 October at The Harbour on Windmill Rise off Preston New Road in Blackpool. The event is something that the whole community can take part in with lots to see and do. This includes stalls, arts and crafts, food and drink, live music and entertainment. The event is a fun day out for all the family as well as giving the public a glimpse of the work that goes on at The Harbour.
Daniel Stephenson, Nursing Associate at The Harbour, said:
“The staff at The Harbour are holding this fun event as a way to raise awareness about mental health and promote wellbeing and to encourage the community to get involved. We are welcoming members of the public to come, see The Harbour, and interact with staff and possibly break down some barriers associated with mental health and The Harbour. People with lived experience will also be present to share their experiences alongside local charities that will also be present on the day. All the money raised will go towards supporting numerous opportunities within the Harbour to benefit our patients whilst with us, such as resources for activities’’
The event will begin starting at 12pm with many performers, special guests that include Blackpool Football Club and many activities. The Harbour is run by Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust.