intu Merry Hill supports shopper wellbeing for Mental Health Awareness Week
intu Merry Hill will be shining a spotlight on mental health by hosting a range of shopper wellbeing workshops on Tuesday 14th May, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
Partnering with the Dudley and Walsall Mental Health NHS Trust, the centre will be holding a range of events at the centre, including one-to-one drop-in counselling sessions, referrals to support services and free career advice for those living with mental health conditions. The sessions will take place from 10am – 3pm on the lower mall next to the Customer Service desk.
The one-to-one sessions are being run by Dudley Talking Therapies, an organisation which works with people who are experiencing common mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, low mood or phobias.
The activity comes as part of a move by the centre to focus on enriching its wellbeing offering over the coming months, to enhance employees and shoppers’ happiness at the centre.
Naomi Campbell, Community Development Manager at intu Merry Hill, said: “Mental Health Awareness Week is a hugely important initiative. It is estimated that nationally, 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health issue and we want to provide a space for shoppers to talk openly and provide advice on ways to seek support.
“There can be a stigma attached to talking about mental health but it’s a topic that needs to be more widely recognised and discussed. We hope that by hosting this event, we can increase the community’s understanding of mental health, as well as offer support to our employees and shoppers.”