‘Paint it Purple’ and show your support for World Mental Health Day

This October everyone is invited to paint Sussex purple in support of World Mental Health Day and local mental health services.

Heads On, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s charity, will lead ‘Paint It Purple’ on Thursday 10 October to mark World Mental Health Day, an annual awareness day which this year will focus on suicide prevention.

Schools, organisations and groups across the county, as well as staff from Sussex Partnership, are invited to get involved to show their support. The theme of the campaign is purple, which is the Heads On charity colour, and everyone can get involved, no matter how big or small their idea is.

Rachael Duke, Head of Charity for Heads On, said: “We are so pleased to be running ‘Paint It Purple’ again this year. Last year was a great success and saw people across the county taking part with purple cake sales, purple wigs, purple clothes, purple parties and purple arts and crafts!

“Last year’s event raised over £3,500 so it would be fantastic to raise even more this time, but to do that we need as many people as possible to get involved!”

Sussex Partnership provides specialist mental health and learning disability services for all ages in Sussex, and for children and young people in Hampshire. As Sussex Partnership’s charity, through fundraising and grants Heads On is able to help make things better for patients and families by funding special projects, research and helping make hospitals more comfortable and welcoming environments.

Heads On run a number of their own events every year and also have charity spaces at large events. For more information about Heads On and how you can get involved and fundraise for them, go to www.headsoncharity.org