Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a mental health fair as part of the first day of MP Emma Hardy’s Big Conversation Events. The fair will take place on Thursday 19 September at the Lonsdale Community Centre and will feature mental health teams from the Trust. The fair will provide visitors with the opportunity to speak with these services and learn more about the care and assistance that they offer.
The Big Conversation is an event that enables MP Emma Hardy the chance to speak to as many of her constituents as possible, over a range of issues that affect the West of Hull and Hessle. Emma Hard MP says “My Big Conversation Events are designed to have our communities at the heart of the conversation and working alongside the NHS can only be to the benefit of everyone. I will be acting on the issues that my constituents raise because what is important to our community is important to me”.
This year will mark the third year of the Big Conversation Events. Last year saw 19 events held across a four week period whereby Emma contacted over 36,000 households. Campaigning for better Mental Health services is something that Emma has clearly expressed a passion for.
Emma Hardy MP says, “I welcome the opportunity to work alongside the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust during my Big Conversation and I truly hope that as many people as possible come along not only to talk to myself but also to the NHS. Mental health is a very important topic and the more people that are aware of the services and support that the NHS provide, the better.”
The Mental Health Fair, held by the Trust will allow those who attend, the opportunity to speak to at least 15 different mental health support services including; Adult Mental Health, Veterans Transition Intervention and Liaison Service, Mental Health Response Service, Dementia Services, Suicide Prevention, just to name a few.
“Raising awareness of mental health issues is very important to me and it is something I have been fighting for during my two years as MP for Hull West & Hessle. This can be seen with the success I had in finalising the deal for the CAMHS unit to be built in Hull West, bringing much needed support and services for our children in the area. If we can raise everybody’s awareness of mental health issues it will lead to more effective treatment” says Emma Hardy MP.
This is a great opportunity for anyone who has questions about mental health and the services that are available through Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust and how they can be accessed.
Emma Hardy herself will also be attending the fair that takes place between 6pm and 8pm. The Lonsdale Community Centre is on Lonsdale Street, off Anlaby Road in Hull.
[Adam Dennis – Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust]