More than 70 people turned up to find out more about mental health and wellbeing at an event organised by a housing association.
The free event – held by Hemel Hempstead-based Hightown Homes and funded by Herts County Council – aimed to raise awareness of specific health issues on World Mental Health Day at the beginning of the month,
It was held at Hightown House in Maylands Avenue and included different activities such as yoga and seated exercise demonstrations as well as an art exhibition, crafts and information on volunteering opportunities.
Hightown’s director of care and supported housing Sheelagh Jones said: “There can be such a stigma surrounding mental health and those who suffer with problems often experience discrimination that can make their lives difficult.
“One of the aims of World Mental Health Day is to highlight that having mental health problems does not mean you can’t lead a fulfilling life.
“Last month we supported nearly 1,000 people with mental health issues and learning disabilities, and our celebration was a chance for just some of those people to take part in a fun and educational event.”
Hightown Praetorian and Churches Housing Association provides accommodation and support services to families, single people and those with special needs in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.