Programme of free local activities for Mental Health Week (8th to 14th May)

Programme of free local activities for Mental Health Week (8th to 14th May)

This Mental Health Awareness Week, 8-14 May 2017, we are going to be running a series of local events that will seek to support us all to thrive with good mental health. With people struggling to cope with the demands of life and stuck on getting through the day, we are sure that there will be a session that can help you look after your mental health and build resilience.

Further information on mental health can be found here or email:

The following events have been organised by local partners and organisations for the Corsham Area. We hope that you will make use of them and share them with your friends. Whilst it is useful to let us know which ones you will be attending there is no need to book. You can just turn up at the events you want to take part in.

Monday 8th May

2-3pm: A Good Book – Corsham Library, Springfield Campus

Bring along a book or two to share that you have found helpful

Run by Laura Ashford (Corsham Library) and Ed Brand (Wiltshire Mind)

7.30 – 9pm: Introduction to Mindfullness – Box Room, Springfield Campus.

Mindfullness means being aware of body and mind in the present moment. Developing such an awareness enables us to engage more wisely and less habitually with all the events of our lives and with the people around us. Discover how mindfulness can help you to thrive.

Run by Sarah Lammin and John Skrine from Mindfullness Generation

Tuesday 9th May

10am – 12pm: MHAW Display

Come and learn more about mental Health Awareness Week, plus general information on mental health issues.

Run by Jane Curtis (Care Co-ordinator, Porch Surgery)

2-3.30pm: Ways to Wellbeing – Gastard Room, Springfield Campus

A workshop based on the five ways to wellbeing. Come and learn some practical tips to improve your wellbeing and feel more positive

Run by Kerri Harmer (Health Trainer) and Ed Brand (Wiltshire Mind)

Wednesday 10th May

7.30 – 9am: Breakfast Meeting

Corsham Chamber of Commerce’s regular breakfast networking meeting will include a presentation by Nigel Lambden from Wiltshire Mind on mental health issues at work. Visit for details. The Chamber may make a charge for this meeting.

10.30 – 11.30am: Meet your neighbour

A chance to have a leisurely coffee and a chat at the campus. Find out what is going on or just meet someone new. Why not bring a friend with you.

Run by Kerri Harmer (Health Trainer) and Richard Rogers (Community Engagement Manager)

Thursday 11th Mat

8.30 – 9am and 12.30 – 1pm: Guided meditations, Gastard Room, Springfield Campus

Before work or at lunch, enjoy a 30 minute meditation. Slow down and anchor yourself in the present moment. Come and try guided meditation to plant positive seeds of happiness and joy. No experience required.

Run by Kerri Harmer (Health Trainer) and Beckie Wright (Mindfullness Generation)

10am – 12pm: Health Trainer Drop-in. Corsham Library, Springfield Campus

Come and have a chat with the health trainer and get some information on practical steps to improve your wellbeing

Run by Kerri Harmer, Health Trainer

Displays and information will be available all week at:

  • Springfield Campus (including a display of art work by the Springfield Art Group who are improving their wellbeing through creativeity)
  • Porch Surgery and Box Surgery
  • Corsham Library (Drop in and spend some time colouring in the mindfullness posters – great for relaxation)
  • Corsham Bookshop
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