‘Paint it purple’ for World Mental Health Day this October

Heads On, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s charity, is asking everyone to ‘Paint It Purple’ on Wednesday 10 October to mark World Mental Health Day.

Sussex Partnership provides specialist support to more than 76,000 people who are experiencing a mental health difficulty, which includes treatment in patient’s homes and other community settings.

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’. It will explore the challenges and stresses that young people face when growing up which can contribute to their mental health, such as leaving home, exam pressures and looking for a job.

Sarah Walker, Fundraising Officer for Heads On, said: “We want as many people as possible to get involved and show their support for World Mental Health Day and their local mental health services.

“By taking part you will be helping to break down the stigma that still surrounds mental health and start a meaningful conversation about how we can all be better at looking after our mental health.

“We chose the theme of purple because it is our Heads On colour and is a really visual way for people to show their support. Anyone can get involved – schools, colleges and workplaces. You could have a purple themed party, a cake sale, a non-uniform day; anything you like, just be creative! We will support you with resources to help make your event even more special if you get in touch with us.”

For more information about Paint It Purple and how you can get involved, go to www.headsoncharity.org/events