Two inspiring women present film based on own mental health experiences at Chairman’s Reception for World Mental Health Day

Two inspiring women from Norfolk, Meghan Teviotdale and Emma Reed, have presented a short film based on their own experiences with mental health to a meeting at County Hall held in support of World Mental Health Day.

The popular film was also shown at the third International Association for Youth Mental Health Conference, in Montreal, on World Mental Health Day 2015.

The Chairman’s Reception yesterday (10th October) brought organisations from across Norfolk together to highlight the importance of mental health. David Collis, Chairman of Norfolk County Council and councillor for King’s Lynn North and central, welcomed people to the event. He said: “To raise awareness and to help promote Mental Health and Wellbeing for the young people of Norfolk and the services available to them across the County, the services these organisations provide to our young people is of vital importance.

Cllr Collis stated: “There remain too many myths and barriers around mental health which must be overcome. I believe that this evening will highlight the successes in this field and what can be achieved.”

Jess Read and Cameron Leitch, both members of the UK Youth Parliament, spoke about the hard work the group have invested in a bid to promote mental health awareness among young people – one of Cllr Collis’ civic themes for 2016. Cllr Collis has pledged to promote awareness of mental health and wellbeing among young people throughout this year.

An array of the county’s services gave talks and displayed the support available in Norfolk during the event, which ran from 5.30pm until 7.30pm in the Cranworth Room. These included The Matthew Project, Youth Team, About With Friends, MAP and The Holt Youth Project. Other guests included Momentum Norfolk, YMCA, Great Yarmouth Mind, Ormiston and the Diocese of Norwich.

Among the guests were Lady Kay Fisher, Lady Dannatt and Sir William Cubitt, the High Sheriff of Norfolk and Lady Cubitt.


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