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Mental health awareness week

The Charnwood Mental Health Network is supporting Mental Health Awareness week which takes place from Monday May 14 - Sunday May 20, 2018.

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 14 and May 19 a series of events will be held across the borough in Loughborough, Shepshed, Barrow upon Soar and Sileby.

The week will include free exercise classes, mindfulness sessions and walking events.

All events are free unless stated otherwise.

For more information or to book a place on any of our events, please contact Louise Chance on: 

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

A PFD version of the list of events can be found below:


Monday May 14

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-4pm
Loughborough Jobcentre, Southfield Road, LE11 2TR
Advice and information about mental health and wellbeing services in the local community

Let’s Talk Wellbeing
3pm-4.30pm
Charnwood Borough Council, Southfield Road, Loughborough, LE11 2TR
An opportunity for managers and employers to hear about the support offered by Let's Talk Wellbeing to people with mild to moderate mental health conditions. Employment Advisers from Let's Talk Wellbeing will be there to talk about the support they provide and how employers can support their staff experiencing mental ill health. Email louise.chance@charnwood.gov.uk to reserve a place. 


Tuesday May 15

Active Minds – Soft Tennis
10am-11am
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

Mental Health Matters drop-in
10am-12pm
Loughborough Library, Granby Street, LE11 3DZ
Advice and information about mental health and wellbeing services in the local community

Chair Yoga
11.30am-12.30pm
Loughborough Library, Granby Street, LE11 3DZ
Keep your body supple and reduce stress through increasing blood flow and strength. Cost £5

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
6pm-7pm
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 16

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 Loughborough Leisure Centre, Browns Lane, LE11 3HE
Have a go at Qi Gong and mindfulness to help you de-stress during Mental Health Awareness Week

Changes Group
1pm-3pm 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 £1.50, new members welcome


Thursday May 17

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 18

Active Minds – Circuits
10am-11am
Loughborough Leisure Centre, Browns Lane, LE11 3HE
Session for people living with or recovering from mental ill health

Singing Café for You
10am-11am
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. 

Dementia Exercise Class
11.30am-12.30pm
Loughborough Leisure Centre, Browns Lane, LE11 3HE
Exercises designed to suit the individual’s needs. Cost £3. Call 01509 632535 to book.


Saturday 19 May

Family Construction Club
1pm-3pm
Loughborough Library, Granby Street, LE11 3DZ
Enjoy some family time together constructing amazing creations from Lego, Duplo and K'Nex and Jenga blocks. Suitable for children aged three and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult

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