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October 2022

#OptimisticOctober

Stoptober:

We offer in-house stop smoking service which is available face-to-face. This service is available to students and staff who are registered at a Barnsley GP. This 12-week programme delivers free nicotine replacement therapy. Book an appointment with us today and we will contact you and work with you through your quitting journey.
This is in partnership with the Yorkshire Smokefree service. Barnsley College and BMBC have been collaborating together on their smoke free 2030 campaign to make Barnsley Centre and surrounding areas Smoke free.

Black History Month:

October is Black History month and it has been marked in the UK since 1987, and takes place every October. It’s important because it’s an opportunity for everyone to reflect on the past and think about how to improve things for the future. Keep and eye on our Facebook page where we will be sharing stories and information on influential figures.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

Breast Cancer awareness month is a month to raise awareness of breast cancer and a reminder to check your breasts. CoppaFeel! is a breast cancer charity in the UK to solely create awareness amongst young people, with the aim of instilling the knowledge and tools they need to get to know their bodies.

World Mental Health Day – Monday 10 October:

World Mental Health day is on the 10 October and this years theme is ‘making mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’. The Health and Wellbeing team are available to support with any mental wealth and wellbeing questions that you may have. Our service offer therapeutic support through our external partners but also non-therapeutic sessions with members of our team.

Did you know that we have collated a directory of local and national helplines that can offer you advice and support? We also have a range of self-help guides on our Mental Wealth Page.

Here are some other services that can support your mental wealth:
Home – Mind
Barnsley IAPT Service | NHS | South West Yorkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Samaritans | Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy | Here to listen
YoungMinds | Mental Health Charity For Children And Young People | YoungMinds

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for awareness days and events.

External Events

TED Talks

Brittany Packnett: How to build your confidence and spark it in others
Chris Bailey: How to get your brain to focus
Christine Lewandowski-Shannon: Mental Well-Being & Mindfulness
Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat: How mindfulness meditation redefines pain, happiness & satisfaction
Gen Kelsang Nyema: Happiness is all in your mind
Jackson Bird: How to talk and listen to transgender people
Kathryn Schulz: Being wrong
Kio Stark: Why you should talk to strangers 
Light Watkins: Debunking the five most common meditation myths
Daryl Davis: A chance encounter with a member of the Ku Klux Klan

Podcasts

The Burnt Chef Journal – Join us as we explore mental health and wellbeing within the hospitality world and talk openly with our guests about the journey through their careers and experiences with mental health and stress.
Food for Thought Podcast – On a mission to simplify wellness, Rhiannon’s Food For Thought podcast will equip you with all the evidence-based advice you need to live and breathe a healthy lifestyle. She is joined by special guests, all of whom can be considered experts in the world of wellbeing, so that together we can learn fact from fiction and empower the healthiest versions of ourselves with trusted, expert advice.
Give me Strength – What makes a strong person to you? Bestselling author and personal trainer Alice Liveing interviews extraordinary people about the importance of building mental and physical resilience and how this can empower us to live happier, stronger lives.
Happy Place Podcast – Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place podcast series builds on the success of the top 10 bestseller Happy, where Fearne draws on her own experiences and shares advice from experts on how to work through feeling blue to finding joy each and every day. Listen to Fearne chat with guests about mental health and their experiences.
How to Fail Podcast – How To Fail With Elizabeth Day is a podcast that celebrates the things that haven’t gone right. Every week, a new interviewee explores what their failures taught them about how to succeed better.
The Calmer You – The Calmer You Podcast is about helping you to heal anxiety, quiet the inner critic and live a more expansive life of calm and confidence.

Calming Cards:

Have you seen our Calming Cards? Each offer different technique on how to calm your heart and mind.

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