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World Mental Health Day book launch and Wellbeing Fair to be held at Ribby Hall Village

Posted on - 1st October, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Fylde News, Health, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Gemma Margerison

On Sunday, 10 October, in the Garden Room at Ribby Hall Village, there is set to be a World Mental Health Day Book Launch and Wellbeing Fair with free entry and a goody bag for attendees.

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The event will last between 1-4pm and attendees will be free to browse over 15 stalls from writers and artists, to holistic therapists and charities.

People can also choose from seven guest speakers, who will chat around the topics of wellbeing and mental health.

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10 October is not only World Mental Health Day, the international day for education, awareness and advocacy about mental health, but it will also see the release of a brand new wellness book by debut author Gemma Margerison.

‘Connected: The 12 Ways of Wellbeing for a Holistically Healthy Life’ is the first full publication by the Lancashire-born writer, speaker, coach, and researcher, who introduces readers to her unique model of wellness, The Four Spheres of Connection.

Gemma’s debut book

Gemma said: “I believe we need to have a connection to ourselves, others, the world, and our purpose in order to
live a well-rounded life.

“We explore each of these four sections through three sub-chapters, breaking them down into 12 bitesize and easy-to-understand chunks.

“I wanted Connected to be a cross between a self-help book and a wellbeing directory. That way, readers who prefer to make changes or improvements by themselves are given the tools to do so, but those who require further support know who they can contact.”

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In addition to this, the book will further contribute to supporting mental health in Lancashire through being an ‘in aid of’ product for Lancashire Mind.

This means that £2 from the sale of every copy of Connected will be donated to the charity to help fund their work in the community.

You can get tickets from Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/170270619005 or just turn up on the day.

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