The Mall's Community Mental Wellbeing Day
On Saturday 26th May, The Mall Luton, in partnership with OLLIE will hold its first ever Community Mental Wellbeing Day in Smith's Square, where shoppers can find more information about mental health or seek advice.
Mental Health Awareness Week is between the 14th and 20th May. As something that affects everyone in society, The Mall is launching a week of Facebook and Instagram posts dedicated to raising awareness of mental health issues.
The Mall is working in conjunction with our charity of the year, The OLLIE Foundation, to bring to light the importance of mental health in the community. This year, Mental Health Awareness week is focusing on the topic of stress, and how it affects the brain, your daily life, and how it can negatively affect your mental health in the long run.
The OLLIE Foundation funds suicide intervention training courses for adults working with young people. The charity is founded by three parents that each lost their sons to suicide. The charity was chosen as The Mall Luton’s Charity of the Year early in 2018 and are working closely with The Mall to raise awareness and train more people in suicide awareness and prevention. Mental Health Awareness week provides an excellent platform to have an open discussion with the Luton community in regards to their own mental health and the steps that can be taken to improve it.