Why HeadHigh event is Fundamental in tackling mental health issues

Why HeadHigh event is Fundamental in tackling mental health issues

A FREE festival of food, music and fun for all the family is being held in Derby city centre to raise awareness of mental health issues and tackle the taboos surrounding the illness.

Mental health support CIC HeadHigh is staging its annual Fundamental event on July 8, in Cathedral Green, with a stage for live performances, sporting activities and stalls run by local groups.

The event is a collaboration between  HeadHigh, Furthest from the Sea and Sporting communities and is designed to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and encourage people to reach out and seek help.

The first 150 visitors to the event will be able to claim a free burger and organisations  who want a stall are all welcome .

Amanda launched HeadHigh in 2017 after being inspired by her own family’s issues with mental illness.

She has since become determined to open up the conversation and to encourage the community to come together in support.

She said: “We are planning a day which is fun for all the family, but at the heart of it will be help and advice for anyone who may be feeling low.

“I know from personal experience that this can affect anyone at any time and we really want to normalise the conversation around mental health – it’s only by talking about it that this can happen.

“We hope to create a lovely atmosphere, with something for everyone to enjoy.

“Cathedral Green is a fantastic space and the perfect location for an event followed by a visit to the Museum of Making, or even just exploring the city centre.”

The event runs from 11am to 3pm and everyone is very welcome.

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