Friendly faces and messages of help and support are on show at train stations in Bedfordshire and Luton as part of a mental health campaign. Across the region, mental health crisis support is available for all ages, 24hrs a day, seven days a week, by calling NHS 111 (option 2).
Posters raising awareness of the service and promoting a key message that you aren’t alone if you need urgent help have now been placed at Luton Airport Parkway, Luton, Leagrave, Harlington, Flitwick and Bedford train stations. Ben Salmons is the Break the Stigma campaign lead and he has produced the posters for the train station campaign. They feature a mix of NHS staff and service users holding a Break the Stigma whiteboard with their own handwritten messages of support.
Station Manager Joe Healy worked with Ben to deliver the posters project. “It is a great working relationship and really important getting the message to our customers and staff that there is a mental health crisis line available 24hours a day, 7 days a week,” he said.