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Wrexham charity calls for equality for World Mental Health Day

Sunday, October 10th marks World Mental Health Day 2021, and Wrexham mental health and wellbeing charity Advance Brighter Futures (ABF) is adding its support to the worldwide event.

This year’s theme, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’, and looks at how personal circumstances impacts wellbeing. ABF strongly believes that mental health support should be available to everyone equally, and things like wealth and the location you live in shouldn’t be important.


Advance Brighter Futures Chief Officer Lorrisa Roberts said: “This year’s theme is really important, because it looks at how inequality in society affects mental health. Someone’s personal circumstances shouldn’t matter with regards to the support or treatment they receive; help should be available for everyone, everywhere. It’s a worldwide problem, and it’s something that we all need to bring attention to.

“The last couple of years have been extremely difficult for large parts of society, with so many having worries about paying bills and feeding their families, and this negatively affecting their wellbeing. The Covid-19 pandemic has made many of these situations worse, and it’s important we all pull together and make sure absolutely everyone gets the support they need.”


As part of its commitment to supporting people on low incomes, ABF currently has FREE training courses available for unemployed Wrexham residents.

eMental Health Awareness is an interactive online course that provides people with a foundation of knowledge to begin their journey in understanding mental health.

The course is delivered through four e-modules, followed by a live session on Zoom.

People can attend an interactive webinar on either October 14th or November 9th, with participants asked to complete around two hours of self-directed learning prior to their webinar. Both webinars take place 1pm–4pm.

Lorrisa said: “This training will help you to develop an understanding and awareness of what mental health is, what mental illness is, and the difference between the two. It can be useful to anyone who is considering working in this area, or for someone who wants to enhance their CV.”

You can book here for October 14th:

Or you can book here for November 9th:


ABF also delivers Adult Mental Health First Aid (eAMHFA) Wales training, with limited FREE spaces available for unemployed Wrexham residents.

This training consists of two interactive webinars (1pm-4pm) on 4th and 11th November, with five hours of self-directed learning to be completed in-between.

The course is also available to anyone working or living in Wales at a cost of £150, or a subsidised £58 for people who work in the Third Sector in Wrexham County.

Lorrisa added: “Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem, or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received, or the crisis is resolved. It’s valuable training for friends, families and co-workers and can be completed from the convenience of your home or office, without the need to travel, and at your own pace.”

To find out more about this offer, or to book your place on the course, please call 01978 364777 or email info@abfwxm

To learn more about Advance Brighter Futures and its services, please visit


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