SOUL church Norwich to host mental health awareness event | Health
PUBLISHED: 13:51 19 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:52 19 January 2018
A Norwich church is aiming to elevate awareness of mental health issues at an event this weekend.
SOUL Church, in Mason Road, has invited former Norwich City footballer Cedric Anselin and main psychiatrist Dr Hans-Rudolf Pfeifer to speak on the event, within the hope they are going to encourage others to discuss mental health.
Pastor Jon Norman mentioned individuals all too typically had been afraid or reluctant to discuss mental health issues.
He mentioned: “We need to get individuals speaking about mental health points and the way we will assist those that are struggling.
“There can still be such a stigma attached, so people are afraid to admit they’re suffering and this puts lives at risk.”
Former Canary Cedric Anselin is a first-rate instance of this silent struggling.
The midfielder spent 14 years quietly battling melancholy, shedding his spouse and kids within the course of, which in the end led to him planning his personal suicide.
He mentioned: “Depression is vicious. I became selfish and tried to control people. I didn’t want to go out because I was scared. I was pretending to be happy but I was grumpy and miserable with my wife and children. I stayed at home because I trusted those four walls.”
But lately, Mr Anselin has began to discuss his sickness, within the hope it is going to encourage others to do the identical.
He mentioned: “For me to speak is tough, but when I can assist anyone it’s value it. Unfortunately there’s lots of people who don’t admit it. I used to be a kind of individuals.
“I lost confidence, lost my self-belief and lost my family. I am taking small steps now and I am not ashamed to admit my illness.”
Dr Pfeifer might be supporting Mr Anselin’s private account with classes from his profession as a psychiatrist, giving his ideas on how greatest to assist individuals battling their mental wellbeing and advising of the way to encourage victims to search help.
The event is free and begins at 5pm on Sunday, January 21 at SOUL Church and everyone seems to be welcome.
• For assist with managing stress and signs of hysteria and melancholy, name The Wellbeing Service on zero300 123 1503 or go to www.wellbeingnands.co.uk
• For confidential, non-judgemental emotional assist, name Samaritans on 116 123.
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