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Pop-up shop opens for conversations on World Mental Health Day

Published on Friday, October 06, 2017

A POP-UP shop will open its doors next Tuesday (10 October) to anyone in Leicester who wants to talk about mental health issues.

Marking World Mental Health Day, the shop will showcase some simple therapies that can help improve mental health, such as laughter therapy, writing and music.

The pop-up shop is part of Time to Change Leicester – a year-long campaign that’s aiming to change attitudes towards mental health by encouraging people to discuss issues such as anxiety, depression and stress more openly.

Deputy city mayor Cllr Adam Clarke said: “We need to end the stigma and discrimination experienced by people with mental health problems.

“Events like this, which get people talking about mental health, are extremely important because they help us find out what people want and expect from mental health services locally.

“World Mental Health Day provides a good opportunity to keep that conversation going and to encourage people to find out about the support and services that are available for them in Leicester.”

The pop-up shop will open in a vacant unit opposite Waterstones' Church Gate entrance in the Highcross shopping centre on Tuesday 10 October only.  

Activities are free of charge and will take place from 10am to 5pm.

To find out more about the Time to Change Leicester campaign and about mental health services in Leicester, visit www.leicester.gov.uk/mentalhealth