Geoffrey Cox, MP for Torridge and West Devon is calling for people to attend and support the Tavistock Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in aid of World Mental Health Day.
Local mental health charities SURF, Rethink, and Make a Difference have joined forces to organise a day of fun in Tavistock’s Town Hall on Sunday, October 10 from 10am-6pm. There will be a sumptuous tea party, craft stalls, cake stalls, bric-a-brac, face painting, and performances from local artists. There will also be an evening concert to include local artists the Tavy Tars among others from 8pm.
The aim of World Mental Health Day is to raise public awareness about mental health issues, and to promote more open discussion about mental health disorders and investments in prevention and treatment services. The three local charities hope the event will not only raise funds to go towards their continuation, but also raise awareness of their presence and support services, which are available to people in the local area.
Geoffrey Cox told the Devon Week: “I am patron of SURF and Trustee to Make a Difference so i am fully aware of the extremely valuable work they do within the local community. Mental health problems are something that can arise in anyone, and I hope that this event will provide an opportunity to raise awareness of local services and avenues of support, while raising much needed funds for these charities.”