Mental health high on the agenda at the Town Hall

Contact Mental Health holding an autumn fair to raise awareness of their services at Morpeth Town Hall.  Coun Ian Lindley is pictured withAudrey Anderson, Centre Manager and David Livesey, Chairman and the teddy that is being raffled.
Contact Mental Health holding an autumn fair to raise awareness of their services at Morpeth Town Hall. Coun Ian Lindley is pictured withAudrey Anderson, Centre Manager and David Livesey, Chairman and the teddy that is being raffled.

ALL things mental health were on the agenda at an event in Morpeth Town Hall.

Contact Morpeth Mental Health organised the drop-in to provide information about the issue and the support services available.

There were also raffles, a tombola and a cake stall to raise money for the charity.

Northumberland County Council Executive Member for Adult Care, Health and Wellbeing Ian Lindley opened the activities, which marked World Mental Health Day.

Contact Centre Manager Audrey Anderson said: “We had a steady trickle of people in all day and they were able to find out how we help people with mental health issues.

“We’re grateful to Coun Lindley for opening the event. The recognition of someone with influence is very important when it comes to our future development as a charity.

“Things have gone well since our move to Grey’s Yard in Oldgate last year. The building is more accessible than our previous home and we are running more courses and activities to help people on the road to recovery and in some cases back into employment.

“The referrals we are getting have increased dramatically, including from GPs and other parts of the NHS.”