20 January is ‘Blue Monday’

Beat those January Blues with a day of social activity and community events. Better Mental Health in Chiswick is organising a programme of events for ‘Blue Monday’ to help banish those January lows. The events will take place at the Catholic Centre, 2 Dukes Avenue and the Chiswick Library. All events are free, and anyone can drop in to one or all sessions.

Full programme

CATHOLIC CENTRE 11am – 5pm

PROGRAMME

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)

CHISWICK LIBRARY

11;15 – 12:00 Chair Yoga (Karin Gartze)

4:00 – 5:00 Origami for beginners (Kyrill Potapov)

WATERSTONES CHISWICK

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

Our first ReadWell Book Club of the year will be looking at our book choices for the next part of the year. Please do send us your suggestions of books and themes on mental wellbeing that you would like us to consider. One recurring theme is…. why read books on mental health – Is it to learn more about the subject or could it also be about being connected, being inspired, and self help?

We will also be taking a look at and reading from Scarlett Curtis’ recent collection of stories and essays ‘It’s Not OK to Feel Blue’

Better Mental Health Chiswick

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

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