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Sheffield Wellbeing Festival

Today the Sheffield Wellbeing Festival is taking over Fargate, with stalls, activities, games and more to promote the Sheffield Mental Health Week Initiative.

One in four of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives and the services on offer to help in these times of need are often over looked. The aim of the festival is to educate the public and shine a light on these vitally important charities and organisations working to help people across the city.

Stalls offering information, volunteering opportunities and even taster sessions of fun, healthy activities like Zumba can be found today on Fargate 10am – 4pm. Sheffield City Council’s Little Library will also be offering children’s activities and workshops throughout the day.

Councillor Mary Lea, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Independent Living commented: ‘For many years people often found it difficult to talk about mental health problems even though it is something that affects many people. Thankfully, here in Sheffield there is a lot of support for people – this day really will show how people can get help and show they are not alone. There will be so much going on during the day and anyone can get involved.’

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