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‘Depression and Wellbeing in Wandsworth’ part of National Depression Awareness Week
National Depression Awareness Week will take place from Monday 11th to Sunday 17th April 2011 to help raise awareness of how depression can affect us all, how we can help ourselves and what services are available in Wandsworth.
Amongst the highlights of the week will be the Mental Health First Aid Training, funded by NHS Wandsworth which highlights the importance of early recognition of symptoms and directs people to services. The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service, South West London St Georges Mental Health Trust will also be promoting the open access service to increase awareness of employment support services and talking therapies. Talking Therapy aims to help people work out how to deal with negative thoughts and feelings and make positive changes to your behaviour.
Dr Rose de Boer – GP and Chair of Wandsworth Mental Health Promotion Forum said:
NHS Wandsworth and the Wandsworth Mental Health Promotion Forum is committed to promoting positive mental health and shMarch 31, 2011 all need to play a part.
For more information about the activities going on in Wandsworth, please refer to the NHS Wandsworth website at http://www.wandsworth.nhs.uk/Stayinghealthy/mentalhealth/Pages/default.aspx
March 30, 2011