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Festival to mark mental health awareness week in Staffordshire Moorlands

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: May 08, 2014

By Leslie Jackson

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A festival of events is being held across North Staffordshire to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.

The Moorlands Mental Health Festival takes place from May 12-15 that, as well as being plenty of fun, will also include stands from local organisations providing important information on how to manage stress and anxiety.

Coffee mornings will be held on Monday, May 12 from 10am-12pm at Cheadle Council Connect, in High Street, Cheadle, and on Thursday, May 15 from 10.30am-2.30pm at Biddulph Resource Information Centre (BRIC), St John’s Road, Biddulph.

There will be lots to do at an Activity Day at Foxlowe Arts Centre, Market Place, Leek, on Tuesday, May 13 from 10.30am-3.30pm. As well as creative writing, complementary therapy sessions, felting and singing, visitors can also make their own smoothies while pedalling away on a Smoothie Bike!

Anxiety is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from May 12-18.

The festival is a partnership between NSCH, Borderland Voices, Rethink, Brighter Futures, Samaritans, North Staffs Users Group, Your Moorlands and the police neighbourhood team.

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