World Mental Health Day is celebrated this Monday with a full programme in the Balearic Islands

Oct 9, 2022 | Current affairs, Featured, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

Next Monday is World Mental Health Day. The aim of this day is to demand the improvement, in all dimensions, of the rights of people with mental health problems and their families, as well as the visibility, through which contributes to eradicate the stigma in mental health.

This year it is organised under the WHO slogan “Make mental health for all a global priority”, and the slogan of the Confederation of Mental Health Spain “Give mental health a like. For the right to grow in wellbeing”.

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The institutions and entities of the Balearic Islands Anti-Stigma Group have organised, once again this year, different activities.

The programme of activities begins this afternoon in Can Campaner, Palma, with the performance Retaules dels monstres, organised by La Nostra Veu, the Department of Catalan Philology of the University of the Balearic Islands and the Mental Health Day Hospital of Inca. It is a dramatisation of several stories about monsters, staged by participants in the project “The Shape of Dreams” and with dramaturgy by Alma García. The central theme of the performance is linked to the fears and instabilities that can manifest themselves in monstrous ways, both for individuals and in the social environment.

Other activities

The Plataforma por la Salud Mental del Ayuntamiento de Calvià (Platform for Mental Health of the Calvià Town Hall) organises together with Radio Calviá a programme with the Deixalles Foundation today at 11.00 a.m.

On Saturday, October 8th, at 6 p.m., at the intersection of Oms and Sant Miquel streets in Palma, there will be an intervention, “Mental Health and public space”, to make stigma in public space visible, organised by the Fundación Tutelar Demà.

On Monday 10th October, the Mental Health Federation is organising the “Rights for mental health” party in Plaça Espanya in Inca, from 11:30 am to 1 pm. On the same day, the Mental Health Area of the Son Llàtzer University Hospital is organising the screening of Roser García’s first single “SER o NO SER”, which reflects the way out of and overcoming mental illness. They are also presenting the autobiography Pijamas Verdes by Erica Pericás Hewitt, among other activities.

The Mental Health Area of Inca will install a photocall in the foyer of the centre to raise awareness of mental health care, under the slogan of the ConSaludMental Federation “Give a like to mental health. For the right to grow in wellbeing”.

The Manacor Hospital opens the exhibition “Funcionando creativaMENT” which can be seen until 14th October.

The Menorca Health Area is organising information tables under the slogan “What is mental health for you?”, where mental health professionals and people who come to the hospital will reflect on emotional wellbeing.

The Mental Health Service of the Department of Social Welfare of the Consell Insular de Menorca is organising “Give mental health a like” in the Plaça Reial in Mahon. Everyone who wants to can have their photo taken in a giant frame symbolising that we are all involved in emotional wellbeing and mental health.

At the Can Raspalls Residence in Ibiza, on the 10th at 5 pm there will be a poetry recital and short stories by mental health users outside the residence. This will be followed by a dynamic of participation with the attendees.

The Es Viver Mental Health Unit and the Pitiusa Pro Mental Health Association (APFEM) and the Aldaba Foundation have organised information tables. In addition, during the month of October the professionals of the Health Area of Ibiza and Formentera will have a screensaver on their computer devices to make visible the fight against stigma.