Here's the schedule for our free event offering mental health and wellbeing tips
- Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown
The EADT and Ipswich Star are hosting a day of online debates, interviews and workshops today offering people useful tips to boost their mental health and wellbeing.
It is happening throughout today, with a series of scheduled discussions and activities that people can drop in and out of. You can log on to the Zoom event here
It coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week, and we'll be bringing together local experts in the field to offer insight and advice.
We are hosting the Welcome Back to Wellbeing event in association with Suffolk County Council, sponsored by Beckett Investment Management Group, and supported by Suffolk Mind.
Post-lockdown anxiety, support for young people, and the importance of exercise in maintaining good mental health will be among the topics covered. The programme will also look at what we can learn from the last 12 months.
Brad Jones, EADT and Ipswich Star editor, said: "We're really delighted to be announcing the schedule - it is varied, has many local specialists in the field, and speakers who can offer real insight. I think there will be something relevant to everyone."
Welcome Back to Wellbeing schedule, Wednesday May 12:
8.25am: Welcome - Brad Jones, EADT and Ipswich Star Editor
- 1 Postman who abandoned 'undriveable' van wins unfair dismissal claim
- 2 Dozzell set for QPR, as Championship clubs show interest in Downes
- 3 Inside quirky off-grid houseboat with stunning river views - yours for £500k
- 4 GP surgery in 'special measures' after patients and staff raise concerns
- 5 Man in 20s dies after fall from pub
- 6 Busy high street taped off by police
- 7 Woman suffers life-threatening injuries after fall from building
- 8 Covid infections mapped: 20 postcode areas report three or more cases
- 9 If your surname is on this list you could be sitting on a fortune
- 10 My frustration at how rude drawings balls up our beaches
8.30am: Early morning exercise with One Life Suffolk - Connor Hale, Tyler Beales, One Life Suffolk
9am-9.45am: Supporting good mental health in Suffolk. What can we learn from the last 12 months?
With panellists Jayne Stevens, CEO of Suffolk User Forum; Dan Dalton, from Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust; Dr Rosalind Tandy, GP, Mental Health Clinical Lead, West Suffolk CCG; Barbara Gale, CEO, St Nicholas Hospice; Phanuel Mutumburi, business and operations direction for Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality.
10am-10.30am: Mental Health and Me - Jo Flack, The ACE Project
10.45am-11.15am: Mental Health and Me - Daniel Somers, MANUP?
Midday-12.30pm: Midday Mindful Breathing and Relaxation with Suffolk Mind - Jon Neal, Ezra Hewing, Suffolk Mind
12.45pm-1.15pm: Why volunteering is great for mental health - Alison Watson, HomeStart in Suffolk
1.30pm-1.45pm: Play-based activity for parents - Alison Watson, HomeStart in Suffolk
1.45pm-2.15pm: Post lockdown - how do we cope with anxiety? - Jon Neal, Suffolk Mind
2.30pm-3.15pm: Mental health in the workplace - Panellists Ian White, Beckett Investment Management Group; Alex Ball, Stow Health Care (Suffolk Business Awards Employer of the Year winner); Chris Pyburn, public health manager, Suffolk County Council; Clare Arnold, employment adviser, NSFT
3.30pm-3.45pm: Desk exercise activity session - Cheryl Wiseman and Connor Hale, One Life Suffolk
3.45pm-4.15pm: The importance of sleep, with Mark Thompson
4.15pm-4.30pm: Sammy the Seasquirt - Family movement session - Louise Harris, Jon Neal, Suffolk Mind
4.30pm-5.15pm: Young people's mental health - Hosted by Everett O'Donoghue, young people's mental health champion; Anne Humphrys, Suffolk Parent Carer Network; Sarah Clark, Kooth; Nancy Merfield, 4YP; Dr Beth Mosley, NSFT