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Campaign highlighting mental health issues to start next week
A week of events to highlight mental illness in the borough will be taking place next week.
Around 34,500 adults in Haringey have “common” mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, with up to half that number not seeking medical help to deal with it.
Haringey Council will be hosting a number of events from Monday October 8 to Friday October 12 to let people know where they can get help.
The week will coincided with World Mental Health Day on Wednesday, October 10 and the council hope the week will help break down barriers and misconceptions about mental health.
Included in the week of events will be the Mind, Body and Stroll, from Bruce Castle Park to Downhills Park on Monday October 8.
The walk will start at 11am and organisers hope to encourage regular physical activity and highlight its benefits to mental health.
Another highlight will be the Big Day, at the Bernie Grant Centre, in Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham which will include music, film screenings and food on Thursday, October 11 from 11am.
People can find out more about the week of events by going to the Haringey Council website.