White Rose Shopping Centre is inviting shoppers to open up about their mental health for Time to Talk Day.
In a bid to end the stigma of mental health, Time to Change Champions will be at White Rose on Thursday 6 February 2020, giving visitors the opportunity to discuss matters great and small, and learn more about mental health services on offer in the area.
The Time to Change Champions are volunteers who have lived experience of mental health issues, and work to change perceptions on mental health through positive, open discussions about their personal experiences.
Alongside relaxed discussions, shoppers will be able to partake in a Kindness Pledge Paper Chain, add their thoughts to the Feelings Tree and enter a free tombola to win prizes.
For those that enjoy the calming benefits of mindfulness drawing, wagamama will also be showcasing their Kintsugi wall, a 2-metre tall free colouring wall.
Celebrating the Japanese art of Kintsugi, visitors young and old will be able to take a breather from shopping by picking up a gold pen and doodling on the limited edition wall.
Steven Foster, General Manager of White Rose Shopping Centre, said:
“Talking about mental health is the most important step we can take to end the stigma, and improve the wellness of ourselves and those around us.
“Whether it’s by adding our feelings onto the Feelings Tree, chatting with a Time to Change Champion or scribbling on the Kintsugi wall, we hope visitors of all ages enjoy opening up in a relaxed, supportive environment.”
The Time to Talk events will be taking place in the Central Atrium on Thursday 6 February, 9:30am–3pm, with the wagamama Kintsugi wall available from 12-6pm.
For more information on Time to Talk Day, visit: www.time-to-change.org.uk
This post is based on a press release issued on behalf of White Rose Shopping Centre