Raising awareness of mental health issues

Lee-on-the-Solent Community First Responders raise £1,600 for equipment

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EVENTS to increase awareness of mental health and wellbeing are taking place this week.

The free events have been organise by the Solent NHS Trust and hope to reduce the stigma attached to mental health, through education and raising awareness.

St James’ Hospital, Milton, is holding an open day today between midday and 4pm.

People can hear a talk about the history of care at the hospital and take a look around.

Tomorrow, from 10am to 3pm, volunteers will be at Cascades shopping centre, Portsmouth, to offer advice and information to anyone who is interested.

A closing gig, featuring live music, is being held at the NBESCA Club, in Onslow Road, Southsea, on Friday from 8pm.