Today is World Mental Health Day – and this morning around 7,000 young people will be making their way to Madejski Stadium to attend what the organisers hope will become the new Guinness world record for the largest mental health lesson.
Volunteers from Brighter Berkshire – a year-long charitable enterprise, run by the Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) – are hosting the Spectrum event at the home of the Royals, which begins at 9.30am. And those in attendance will receive a two-hour less to build their awareness and understanding of the mental health issues that can be common amongst young people.
And it isn’t only those in attendance who will benefit – it is also being broadcast so that people around the world can benefit from the lesson as well.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of World Mental Health Day, which was founded for those working on mental health issues to talk about their work, plan for the future and improve mental health care for people worldwide.
The event is being supported by Berkshire West NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, students from the University of Reading, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the Children Young People and Families.
And we hope all of today’s guests at Madejski Stadium enjoy learning about mental health and take away a lot of new knowledge!