Our Epsom Mental Health and Well-Being Festival
Epsom Mental Health and Well-Being Festival is held in October to raise awareness; providing a forum for discussion, sharing information and providing answers to questions people may have. We are able to offer talks and workshops about a wide variety of topics.
Although the issue is so often hidden and unexplored, there are few things in life more important than mental health. In every respect mental health impacts on all our lives- it is a very rare person who does not know sadness and anxiety, 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any one year and there is a sizeable group of people, some 2-3% of the population, whose lives are seriously affected by more severe and enduring mental health difficulties. The World Health Organisation has predicted that by 2020, depression will be the leading cause of disability in the world, and 1 in 4 people over 80 living in the UK today will develop dementia.