One way we marked World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10 October 2012 was to set up a stall at Woolwich Library.
Debbie Green, the Directorate Lead for Social Inclusion, Equalities and Lead OT for Greenwich and Linda Pearce, Service User and Carer Consultation Manager manned the stall which provided leaflets, posters and information for members of the public.
Two Oxleas Governors also attended: Jenni Grant and Richard Diment showed their support and spoke to anyone who showed an interest in the stall and the display or had any questions about mental health. Additionally, Head of Stakeholder Engagement, Jo Mant , provided a trust membership stall in a bid to recruit more trust members.
The public's interest was sparked by an eye-catching display which spoke about the mental health issues of famous sports personalities and celebrities. Household names such as: Freddie Flintoff; Ricky Hatton; Victoria Pendleton and Frank Bruno were all featured - with their stories of mental illness. These stars with their "invisible" disability were compared with Paralympians such as Johnny Peacock and Oscar Pistorius whose disability is obvious straight away.