World mental health day

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Published on Tuesday 4 October 2022

The Angus Mental Health and Wellbeing Network (AMHAWN) is working together to promote World Mental Health Day on Monday 10 October 2022.

This year’s theme is 'Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority'. Mental health problems exist in our lives, families, workplaces, and communities, and can have an impact on everyone, particularly because of Covid, and with the current cost-of-living crisis.

World Mental Health Day is also a chance to talk about mental health in general, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if you are struggling. 

AMHAWN have organised a range of activities and events that are taking place in your local area throughout the week.


West Links Park, Saturday 8 and 15 October. 9:20am safety briefing, 9:30am start
Parkrun website

Charity mental health walk
Dens Park to Gayfield Park and information stall. Organised by Penumbra
Saturday 8 October, 1pm to 3pm

Dirty Dusting
Saturday 8 October, 7.30pm at Webster Theatre

Wonderful Walkers
Monday 10 October, 9:30am
Details: Lauren Simpson or call 07535 396523

Cuppa and a blether about Citizen Advocacy volunteering opportunities
Monday 10 October, 9:30am at Angus Independent Advocacy

Bite and blether
With information stalls at Old and Abbey Church
Monday 10 October, 11:15am to 1pm

Arbroath Wee Walk
Arbroath Healthy Living initiative
Monday 10 October at 2pm
Tuesday 11 October at 3pm
Details: email Rikki Beattie at or call 01241 464628

Pop Divas
Monday 10 October, 6pm at Webster Theatre

Tackling Stigma workshop with Penumbra
Gayfield Park
Monday 10 October, 6pm to 8pm
To book a place email

Wellbeing on Wheels bus
Arbroath bus station
Tuesday 11 October, 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Meander, Hospitalfield Walled Garden
Thursday 13 October, 2pm
Details: Kirsten Wilson on 01241 656124 or


Angus Health Walks
Brechin Community Campus, Monday 10 October, 10:30am
Details: email

Wellbeing on Wheels Bus
Co-op, Trinity Road from 9:30am to 12:30pm on Tuesday 11 October

Brechin Walk and Talk
The Crickety, Caldhame Place
Tuesday 11 October at 11am
Details: email Graeme Hodge at or call 0755 7758637

OOTANABOOT Brechin Walking Group
Meet at the library, Wednesday 12 October at 1pm
OOTANABOOT Brechin Walking Group website

Tea in the Park at the Crickety
Friday 14 October, 10:30am to 1:30pm
Details: Facebook


Carnoustie Wee Wander Walking Group
Comrie Hall, Carnoustie, Tuesday 11 October 11:30am to 12:30pm
Details: Donald McNeill on 07552009952 or

Carnoustie Community Cafe
Comrie Hall, Tuesday 11 October from 1pm to 3pm

Sam’s Wellbeing Pitstop
Co-op In Store Community Room, 3 High St. Thursday 13 October 6:30am to 2:30pm


Strathmore Rugby Club, Saturday 8 and 15 October. 9:20am safety briefing, 9:30am start
Parkrun website

Well Bean Cafe at St John's Church Hall
Tuesday 11 October 12noon to 2pm
Well Bean Cafe on Facebook

Healthy Steps Angus and Angus Archives
Angus Archives, 2pm on Tuesday 11 October

Wellbeing on Wheels Bus
Forfar Community Campus, Thursday 13 October, 9:30am to 2:30pm

Forfar Loch Short Walk
Strathmore Cricket Club, Friday 14 October at 10am
Details: call Linette Cromar or Aneta McNally on 01307 491977 or email

Community cafe at Strathmore Cricket Club
Friday 14 October, 10am to 1pm


Families and loved ones of those living with dementia weekly meeting
Kirrie Connections, Monday 10 October 10:30am to 12noon
Kirrie Connections website

Sam’s Wellbeing Pitstop
Thursday 13 October at Guide Hall, 3pm to 5pm


Monday lunches at Monifieth Parish Church
Monday 10 October, 12noon to 2pm

Monifieth Walking Group
Bay Diner, Blue Seaway, Thursday 13 October at 11am
Details: Donald McNeill on 0755 2009952 or

Monifieth PAG Love 2 Walk
Thursday 13 October at 6pm
Details: Helen Stark on 07851748188 or


Roselea Football Club, Saturday 8 and 15 October. 9:20am safety briefing, 9:30am start
Parkrun website

Montrose Walk and Talk
Links Park Stadium, Monday 10 October at 1pm and Thursday 13 October at 10am
Details: Gemma Lownie on 07799 376943 or

Healthy Steps Angus and BE ACTIVE… live well, cuppa, blether and information stalls
Montrose Sports Centre, Marine Avenue, Monday 10 October, 2pm to 3:30pm

Relaxed screening at Montrose Playhouse
Evening of Monday 10 October
Montrose Playhouse website

Oasis Soup Lunches
Philos Community Hub, South and Ferryden Church of Scotland
Tuesday 11 October, 12noon to 1:30pm

Philos Community Cafe
Philos Community Hub, South and Ferryden Church of Scotland
Wednesday 12 October, 1pm to 3pm

Well Bean Cafe at MoHUB Community Hall
Thursday 13 October, 12:30pm to 2pm
Well Bean Cafe on Facebook

Craft and Cafe
Ferryden Church Hall, South and Ferryden Church of Scotland, Montrose
Friday 14 October, 2pm to 4pm

Other events and activities

ANGUSalive Libraries and Mobiles across Angus

Display of books on various aspects of mental health and promoting the benefits of reading to improve mental health. Monday 10 to Saturday 15 October.

Mental Health Awareness Session

Tuesday 11 October 12noon to 1pm

This short, informal session provides insight into mental health and encourages participants to consider what mental health means to them and how poor mental health can impact our wider community.

Virtual discussion: Making mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority

Tuesday 11 October, 3pm to 4pm

We all know that promoting wellbeing and improving mental health is vital. As is the need to explore what we can all do to support and drive positive change in our roles and organisations.

Both sessions are open to the wider workforce including public, private and third sector colleagues and volunteers working across Tayside.

To register email before 5 October. MS Teams link will be forwarded to registered participants before the event

Mental health and the cost of living

The cost-of-living crisis is also making life difficult for many people in Angus with the current rise in food, energy and fuel costs. We know that financial worries can affect your mental health and wellbeing, and that mental health problems can affect your finances.

Whatever you are facing, help is out there.

For more information check out these websites:

Angus Council Cost of Living website
This page contains links to sources of help and advice from Angus Council, our community partners and external organisations and websites.

Mental Health and Money Advice website
Help to understand, manage & improve your mental health and money issues

Money and Mental Health website
Practical tips to help with your mental health, finances and cost of living