World Mental Health Day was first celebrated in 1992, and is now marked on the 10th October each year. It’s encouraging to see how far stigma has been eroded since then. Here’s a round-up of what’s happening at a local level here in Devon to mark the 2019 event.

Not all of these events are run by Recovery Devon, so please check with the organisers if you plan to attend.

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Time to Change are running two events in Exeter on 10th October; a creative afternoon workshop at the Phoenix, and an evening panel discussion at the University of Exeter.

Both centre on the theme of “Our Stories, Our Voices.”

The Bridge Collective is holding a workshop on language around mental health.

“Mad Language” looks at medical jargon, stigmatising slang, and the effects of labels.

The workshop runs from 2pm to 4pm at their HQ on King Street, Exeter.

Suggested donation £5.

Let’s Chalk About Mental Health launches in Exeter’s Bedford Square and hopes people will join in all over Devon and beyond. Get involved on the street, or share your pictures on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Living Options Devon‘s new Phonic FM show, Accessibility Matters, is on air on Wednesday 9th October this month and focuses on World Mental Health Day.

They’ll be sharing news of their Time to Talk project, a counselling service for disabled people or people who are Deaf, and a forthcoming conference to shape Deaf and hearing loss services in Devon.