Posted by Kat Heath on 30 Sep 2019

Epsom Mental Health and Wellbeing Week is a week of over 70 free events focusing on encouraging and promoting good mental health. According to statistics from NHS England, 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 10 children suffer from a form of mental illness. This is not surprising with the increasing levels of stress and anxiety surrounding everyday life.

Below is an extensive list of the events taking place during the annual event which takes place between 5th-12th October.

All activities take place at St. Barnabas Church, Temple Road, Epsom, KT19 8HA

(Unless otherwise stated.)

Theme: Starting The Week.

8am-8.30am: Stillness and Reflection

10am-4.30pm: Mental Health Resources and Art Competition Exhibits

11am-12.30pm: Living With Bereavement
With Alice Allen.

2pm-3.30pm: Striving For Balance-Wellbeing in Schools, Business and at Home.
An interactive workshop with Helen Keevil (Ass.Head at Epsom College)

7.30pm-9pm: Come & Sing.
With Barisons Chamber Choir.

Theme: Joys and Sorrows.

10.15am Church Service: Surviving the Joys and Sorrows of Life with Venerable Paul Davies. (Archdeacon of Surrey)

12.20pm: Laine Theatre Arts-Joys and Sorrows interpreted in dance form.

1.00pm: Lunch- Prepared by Eddie and James FREE.

2.30-3.30pm: Medical and Mental Health Questions with BBC The One Show GP, Dr.Sarah Jarvis.

4pm: Tea & Planting of the tree (in memory of Ghodsie Hardwick)

Theme: New Ways Forward

8am-8.30am: Stillness and Reflection.

10am-12noon: Talk with Prof. John Atack from Cardiff University.

12.30-1.30pm: LUNCH with a creative activity.

2pm-3.30pm: 33 Gender Types: A discussion about gender and identity with Cynthia Page from Outline.

4pm-7pm: Weekly Drop In
A weekly event in which everyone is welcome to enjoy coffee, cake, a home cooked meal with company or space. Held each Monday at St Barnabas.

8pm-9.30pm: Blazing a Trail- The Rt.Revd. Dr. Jo Bailey Wells (Bishop of Dorking) discusses her challenges of being the first female bishop within the Church of England.

Throughout the day, organisations available including:
1pm-3pm: Richmond Fellowship & Old Moat Garden Centre
3pm-7pm: Work Stress Solutions.

Other Venues:
Queen Elizabeth II Park, Pound Lane, Epsom. KT19 8SF: Various sport sessions are taking place throughout the day including a 5-a-side football match and circuit training. From 12noon-2.30pm.

Theme: Types of Mental Distress & Times For Carers.

8am-8.30am: Stillness & Reflection.

10am-11am: Schizophrenia with Dr. Antonio Fiahlo.

11.30-12.30: Bipolar Disorder Discussion with Dr. Catherine Huckle.

1-1.30pm: My Story- with Mandy McCann.

LUNCH: with a creative activity

2-3pm: Appleby Choir- living well with Dementia.

3pm: Afternoon Tea

4pm-5pm: The Stress of Juggling the Demands of Life with Jeremy Taylor.

5.30-6.30pm: Trauma Informed Carr with Lizzy Goad

7.30pm-9pm: A Story of Recovery with Aloma Walker.

Throughout the day organisations available including:
10-3.30pm: Age Concern Epsom & Ewell
11.30-4.30pm: Meera Winder providing Clothed head, shoulder and neck massage.
2pm-5pm: Surrey & Borders NHS Foundation Trust.

Other Venues:
Old Moat Garden Centre, Horton Lane, Epsom KT19 8PG: Carers coffee morning from 9am-11am

White Stuff, Ashley Centre, High Street, Epsom, KT18 5DA : Throughout the day events for children and families. From 10am My Home Start Journey from Parenting to Volunteering and focusing on mums and mums to be mental health.

Longmead Centre, Sefton Road, Epsom. KT19 9HG: Carers Support and Tea. From 2-3pm

Blenheim School, Longmead Road, Epsom. KT19 9BH: Managing Anxiety with CBT with NHS Surrey & Borders from 7.30-8.30pm

Theme: Some of Life’s Challenges.

8am-8.30am: Stillness and Reflection

10am-11.30am: Domestic & Sexual Violence- A session with members of The Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre and North Surrey Domestic Abuse Services.

10am-11.30am: How Kind is Your Mind?
Self compassion with Kathryn Lovewell.

12-1pm: My journey through Mental Health.

1pm-2pm: LUNCHTIME with flower arranging from Betty Forbes and Ruth May.

2pm-3pm: Autism and ADHD with Dr. Jeremy Mudunkotuwe.

3.30pm-4.30pm: Pets As Therapy

5pm-6.30pm: Body & Brain Qigong Taster Class.

7.30pm-9pm: Lets Talk Epsom-Sleep with Arti Mehan Patel.

8pm-9pm: A Recovery Journey with Graphic Designer, Caroline Wright.

Throughout the day organisations including:
9.30am-12noon: Home Start.
10am-3pm: Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre.

Other Venues:
UCA Epsom, Ashley Road, Epsom. KT18 5BE: Time for Another Graffiti Wall. Express your sorrows and joys between 10am-4pm.

Theme: World Mental Health Day-Suicide Prevention & Living Creatively.

8am-8.30am: Stillness & Reflection.

8.30am-9.45: Living In A Stressful Environment-with David Waddell (senior producer at BBC) Breakfast Included.

10am-11am: Bread Making- with John & Isabelle.

10am-11am: Yoga for Adults.

10am-11.30am: Presentation about Pyrography with Ruth Grint.

10am-12noon: Wire Sculpture with Charles Duncan Twigg.

11am-12.30pm: Knit & Natter- with Helen and Kathy. Bring a project or try something new.

12.45-1.15pm: Lunchtime and talk with Alan.

1.30pm-2.30pm: Decorating Cupcakes with Helen.

2pm-4pm: Creative Workshop with Rachel Durrant.

3pm-5pm: Still Life Painting with Charles Duncan Twigg.

3pm-4.30pm: Living With The Joys & Sorrows Of Relationships with Relate.

5pm-6pm: Poetry Workshop with Anne Strutton.

7pm-8pm: Joy & Sorrow performed by The Sunnybank Trust.

Throughout the day organisations including:
10am-1pm: Action For Carers
1pm-4pm: Mary Frances Trust.
4pm-7pm: The Sunnybank Trust.

Other Venues:
Ashley Centre, High Street, Epsom. KT18 5AB: Problem Solving Booths From 10am-3pm.

Rainbow Leisure Centre, East Street, Epsom. KT17 1BN: three FREE classes- 10.45: Spin 12noon: Yoga 2.30: Body Balance. Email: to book.

Epsom College, College Road, Epsom. KT17 4JQ: Connecting with Nature between 4pm-6pm

Epsom Islamic Society, Hook Road, Epsom, KT19 8TU: Scriptual Reasoning. An inter-faith tool to help faiths come together and support each other. From 8pm-10pm.

Theme: The Power of Art.

8am-8.30pm: Stillness & Reflection.

10am-11am: Ancient Secrets for Modern Day Living-Pranic Healing with Angela Rigby.

12-2pm: Lunchtime with a discussion by MP The Rt. Hon Chris Grayling keeping mentally healthy in changing times.

3pm-4.30pm: How To Sing In The Rain-An interactive workshop with Rachel Kelly author of ‘Singing In The Rain: An Inspirational Workbook.’

6pm: Dinner with Nick Kelly. (The Drummer and The Keeper)

7pm: Film-The Drummer And The Keeper. A film about Bipolar and Asperger syndrome.

Throughout the day organisations including:
11am-3pm: Pranic Healing
12noon-3pm: CYP Safe Haven
3pm-5.30pm: Relax Kids

Other Venues:
Old Moat Garden Centre Cafe, Horton Lane, Epsom. KT19 8PQ.: Exhibition of Art and Photography between 10am-7pm.

Appleby House, Longmead Road, Epsom, KT19 9RX: Dementia Friends Information Session between 5.30pm-7pm.

McDonalds, 36-40 High Street, Epsom. KT19 8AH: Drop in for young people with Ed Clements and Team.
Epsom Methodist Church, Ashley Road, Epsom. KT18 5AQ: Mental Health for Girls with CYP Haven.

Theme: The Next Step On The Journey

8am-8.30am: Stillness and Reflection.

10am-11am: Dancing Mindfulness with Vicky Cruz

1pm: Lunch.

2pm-3.15pm: Communicate: ‘I Should Have Mentioned It Before, My Mum, She, Last Year, She Passed- A play by Jeremy Fletcher.

Other Venues:
Langley Vale Wood: Walking Through History with The Woodland Trust. Between 9.30-11.45am

For more information on the Epsom Mental & Well Being Festival Visit:

Epsom Mental Health Week is organised by Love Me Love My Mind Charity which promotes the understanding about Mental Health. Follow on Twitter or Facebook : @Love me love my mind

Kat xx

Kat Heath
Kat Heath is a qualified beauty therapist and a mum of two boys, Harry and Elliott.

Kat also has been a marketing ambassador and blogger for many on-line mummy sites as well as working as a therapist for Decleor, Clarins and Guinot within Selfridges, Peter Jones and John Lewis.

Her passions are fashion, interiors, wellbeing and food!

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