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The Mall supports Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

From 14-18 May, The Mall will take part in Mental Health Awareness Week. Focusing on stress, the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, a week long programme of activity will aim to engage and support staff and customers, break down stigma and encourage conversation.  Partnerships with local charities and organisations will help raise awareness and offer direction in finding further support.
 

What's going on?
 

The Mall's mindful colour in
 

Building on the mindful colouring trend, colouring sheets and crayons will be available from the Info Desk to encourage shoppers of all ages to take 5 minutes out and focus on the present moment. The colouring in process is similar to meditation and can help to relieve anxiety and combat stress.
 

#MallCribbsIsHereForYou sharing wall
 

Taking inspiration from Instagram’s #HereForYou campaign, and the recent success of the Bristol Fashion Week ‘Wall of Diversity’, The Mall will create a wall where shoppers will be invited to anonymously share their own experiences with stress and mental health. The aim is to break down stigma and offer a cathartic experience for those sharing, and comfort and encouragement for those reading the messages. For those who are happy to then share their messages on Instagram, the hashtag will be #MallCribbsIsHereForYou. The wall is situated on the upper level.
 

The Mall Train
 

The Mall train will run throughout the week with proceeds going to the Mental Health Foundation.
 

Charity and local organisation takeovers
 

The Mall has worked with various local organisations who will be on site throughout the week to discuss ways in which they can support and work with people who are affected by issues raised by mental health.
 

  • Monday 14 May and Tuesday 15 May -  South Gloucestershire & Stroud College who will be sharing information on the courses that they offer and who also support local business with on-site resilience courses,
  • Wednesday 16 May -  Changes Bristol, a local mental health charity that provides weekly mutual peer support meetings for those in mental distress. On Wednesday they will be on site offering 10 minute massage therapy to shoppers in exchange for a donation to the charity.
  • Thursday 17 May -  Off the Record Bristol, a mental health social movement by and for young people
  • Friday 18 May -  Bristol Mind, who aims to promote a positive view of mental health and provide services that are accessible, relevant and empowering to the people using them. The services aim to contribute to mental and emotional wellbeing and to reduce stigma and discrimination.

 

Come along and have a chat with the charity representatives who will be situated on the upper level, near to Next and Swarovski.