Recently we held a Mental Health Awareness Week Event located at Jigsaw Homes Group.


This year the theme of mental health awareness week was body image – how we think and feel about ourselves. Our Buddy Project Manager Kelly, joined forces with Anne, a volunteer at Tameside Women and their Families Centre to coordinate and deliver an event. Jigsaw Homes Group kindly facilitated this event in their head offices in Ashton under Lyne and offered free refreshments. 


In total, 15 organisations attended. These were;

  • Tameside, Oldham & Glossop Mind

  • Tameside Women and their Families Centre

  • Cloverleaf

  • Motiv8

  • Diversity Matters North West

  • Be Well Tameside

  • Action Together

  • TMBC Neighbourhood Services

  • New Life Church

  • Infinity Initiatives

  • Tameside Foodbank East

  • Holy Trinity Church Stalybridge

  • Oasis/Making a Difference

  • CGL (Change, Grow, Live)

  • The Health & Wellbeing College


All organisations ran stalls showcasing what they do and their offer to the local community. There were also lots of activities on offer for the event attendees including free little bags of happiness and a wheel of fortune with TOG Mind, craft cloverleaves with inspirational personal quotes with Cloverleaf, free NHS health checks with Be Tameside, a how are you feeling activity with Active Tameside, free home security resources from TMBC Neighbourhood Services and a beer goggles activity with CGL.


Outcomes of the event were several referrals into services for people to obtain support, professionals invited into other organisation team meetings to promote their service, volunteers recruited for projects, lots of awareness around the theme of mental health and wellbeing in general and awareness around the theme for mental health awareness week 2019 as well as lots of networking between professionals.


We would like to give a big thank you to everyone that took part in the event.


If you would like to get involved in any future events, please contact Kelly Smith at office [at] for further information.


TOG Mind’s children and young people Hive service also took part in mental health awareness week 2019 by running self-esteem workshops for 8 - 13 year olds, and with their Bee Creative art session they created a collage around positive body image. 


Some of the fantastic images from the event below:


News Date: 
Thursday, 16 May 2019

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