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Mental health awareness week

Due to Monday May 27 being a Bank Holiday, there are some changes to opening times and other Council services. Find out more on the Bank Holiday webpage.

The Charnwood Mental Health Network is supporting Mental Health Awareness week which takes place from Monday May 13 - Sunday May 19, 2019.

The week long campaign will include events and sessions to encourage people to take time out of their daily routines to relax and help improve their wellbeing. Between May 13 and May 17 a series of events will be held across the borough in Loughborough, Shepshed, Barrow upon Soar and Sileby.

The week will include exercise classes, singing cafes and walking events.

All events are free unless stated otherwise.

For more information about the events please contact Louise Millington on: 

  • Tel:01509 63476   
  • Email: louise.millington@charnwood.gov.uk

Monday May 13

Shepshed Health Walk
Meet at 10.30am at Hall Croft, Shepshed (opposite the library)
Walks last up to an hour and take in a variety of routes

Wriggly Readers
10.30am-11am 
Loughborough Library, Granby Street, LE11 3DZ
Fun sessions for children aged 0-4 and their parents to enjoy stories, song and rhymes. An opportunity for families to meet and make friends

Active Minds – Beginner’s Pilates
1.10pm-1.40pm
Studio 2, Loughborough Leisure Centre, Browns Lane, LE11 3HE
Session for adults living with or recovering from mental ill health

Mental Health Matters drop-in
12pm-2pm
Loughborough Jobcentre, Southfield Road, LE11 2TR
Advice and information about mental health and wellbeing services in the local community

Tuesday May 14

Singing Café 
10am-11am
Shepshed Library, Hall Croft, LE12 9AN
Session for people with mental health challenges, dementia and their carers. 
£3.00 donation per person. Carers need not contribute but must stay for the cafe.

Positive Minds Wellbeing Group
10:30am-12:30pm
Fearon Hall, Rectory Road, Loughborough, LE11 1PL
A wellbeing group tailored to women from black and ethnic minority backgrounds but open to all. A variety of activities on offer each week including crafts, reading and yoga

Active Minds – Indoor Tennis
11am-12pm
Sports Hall, Loughborough Leisure Centre, Browns Lane, LE11 3HE
Session for adults living with or recovering from mental ill health

Barrow-upon-Soar Health Walk
Meet 10.30am at the Three Crowns Inn car park, Barrow-upon-Soar, LE12 8JS
Walks last up to an hour and take in a variety of routes

Active Minds Tai Chi
12:15pm-1:15pm Soar Valley Leisure Centre, Kingfisher Road, Mountsorrel, LE12 7FG
Session for adults living with or recovering from mental ill health
Cost £2.00

Make Friends with a Book
2pm-3.30pm
Loughborough Library, Granby Street, LE11 3DZ
A weekly group which brings people together to listen to poems and stories read aloud

Mantra Meditation
6:30pm-7:30pm
Marios Tinenti Centre, 91 Russell Street, Loughborough, LE11 1BJ
A chance to try mantra meditation and learn a new way to clear and focus your mind

Wednesday May 15

Green Gym
10am-1pm Meet at entrance to Gorse Covert, off Stewart Drive, Loughborough, LE11 5RU
A free session offering residents the chance to learn practical conservation skills and improve physical and mental wellbeing. Email cara.wild@charnwood.gov.uk to register

Gorse Covert Health Walk
Meet 10.30am at Gorse Covert Community Centre, Maxwell Drive, Loughborough, LE11 4RZ
Walks last up to an hour and take in a variety of routes

Loughborough Wellbeing Cafe
1pm-3pm
Schofield Centre, Greenclose Lane, LE11 5AS
Drop-in for adults recovering from and living with mental ill health. This week's cafe will focus on body image which is the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Shepshed Wellbeing Cafe
1:00pm-3:00pm
Glenmore Centre, Thorpe Road, Shepshed, LE12 9LU
Support group for adults living with mental health issues. Take part in a variety of activities or simply relax with a cup of tea and a chat. Cost £1.00 including refreshments

Active Minds Badminton
1:00pm-2:00pm
Loughborough Leisure Centre, Browns Lane, LE11 3HE
Session for adults living with or recovering from mental ill health.

Thursday May 16

Mountsorrel Health Walk
Meet at 10.30am at Sorrel Youth Café, The Green, Mountsorrel, LE12 7AF
Walks last up to an hour and take in a variety of routes

Quorn Health Walk
Meet at 10.30am outside the Medical Centre in Quorn Village Car Park, LE12 8BP
Walks last up to an hour and take in a variety of routes

Wriggly Readers
10.30am-11am 
Loughborough Library, Granby Street, LE11 3DZ
Fun sessions for children aged 0-4 and their parents to enjoy stories, song and rhymes. An opportunity for families to meet and make friends

Active Minds – Badminton
7pm-8pm
Sports Hall, Loughborough Leisure Centre, Browns Lane, LE11 3HE
Session for people living with or recovering from mental ill health

Friday May 17

Singing Café for You
10:15am-11:15am
Loughborough Library, Granby Street, LE11 3DZ
A chance for people living with dementia, mental ill health and their carers to enjoy a sing-a-long. 
£3.00 donation per person. Carers need not contribute but must stay for the cafe.

Dementia Exercise Class
11.30am-12.30pm
Loughborough Leisure Centre, Browns Lane, LE11 3HE
A mixture of exercises designed to suit an individual's needs. Cost £3.00. Call Charnwood Borough Council's Sport and Active Recreation team on 01509 632535 to book a place

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