The Big Scream event on Bury St Edmunds market will boost Fine Not Fine young people's mental health campaign
The Big Scream on Bury St Edmunds market on Saturday will highlight young people's mental health as part of the Fine Not Fine campaign.
From 11am-3pm young people will be invited to express their thoughts and feelings through art, while artists will reinterpret Edvard Munich’s iconic painting The Scream and people will also be able to pose for their own scream.
Jordanna Campbell, founder of Fine Not Fine, said: "Fine Not Fine was set up to encourage us all to start talking about mental health and to help people recognise the early signs of failing mental health. It’s vital we spot those early signs so that early intervention can happen before a condition escalates into something more serious.”
Cllr Robert Everitt, West Suffolk Council cabinet member for families and communities, said: “Mental health needs to start to get the recognition it deserves. West Suffolk Council is committed to raising awareness and has trained 12 mental health first aiders to give them the skills and confidence to spot some of the tell tale signs for common mental health issues and have those conversations, listening without judgement and encouraging people to speak freely.
“Our aim is to work with Fine Not Fine to raise awareness of this important issue and help people recognise before their mental health, or the health of a sibling or friend reaches crises point.
"Our market is a focal point in the town where we can encourage young people to express themselves through art and start to have some of those conversations that are crucial to helping people’s mental health.”
For more information on Fine Not Fine, go to http://finenotfine.org.uk/