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Campaign launched on World Mental Health Day
A NEW campaign aiming to help people improve their mental wellbeing was launched today on World Mental Health Day.
Organisations across Wiltshire have worked in partnership to develop the campaign, to raise awareness of the manageable and practical things people can do to lead a healthier, happier life.
The campaign is structured around ten simple ways to improve wellbeing by making small, achievable lifestyle changes. It includes suggestions for some of the many groups and activities that people can take part in across the county.
Maggie Rae, corporate director of public health and public protection for Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire, said: “People in Wiltshire are generally happier than the national average. However, a range of factors such as the economic downturn have the potential to affect people’s health and mental wellbeing.
“This campaign includes a range of practical and local suggestions to support and help people, including organised activities such as walking groups, courses and volunteering. The great thing about these tips is that it reminds us that even a small change in our daily lives can make a big difference to our health and wellbeing.”
A series of posters and a pocket-sized booklet have been shared with the local partner organisations who will be promoting the themes - the partners include Wiltshire Money, Wiltshire Council, NHS Wiltshire, Citizens Advice Bureau, Wiltshire College and the Wiltshire Voluntary Sector Mental Health Forum.
To view the 10 tips to help improve mental wellbeing and for more information visit wiltshiremoney.org.uk and search for World Mental Health Day 2012.