Mental health bus to roll into Doncaster


All aboard the Health Bus for World Mental Health Day!

That’s the message from local health chiefs as a special vehicle prepares to arrive in Doncaster next month to celebrate World Mental Health Day on October 10.

The Health Bus will stop off at Doncaster’s Frenchgate Centre and will be parked near JD First Sport between 10am and 4pm as part of a free event to promote mental health and wellbeing – including dementia support – for people in Doncaster, which has been organised by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), in partnership with Doncaster Council.

David Garside, Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner for RDaSH said: “It’s a well-known fact that one in four of us will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year, but it’s a subject we find difficult to talk about.

“We’ve teamed up with Doncaster Council’s public health partners to promote mental wellbeing and dementia support, as well as information on what’s available locally to help people of all ages – from children, through to adults and older people.

“We hope anyone passing the bus will take the opportunity to pop in and have a chat with us. Alternatively people can drop into our Talking Shop at 63 Hall Gate, which is open all year round, Monday to Friday between 9am and 4.45pm.”

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