Due to popular demand for the event on Friday 9th October, we have now added a second date for this event.

COVID-19 is having an impact on mental health in Big Local areas.

This session will provide an opportunity for Big Local areas to share how they’ve responded to mental health issues in their communities as well as how to handle mental health issues in the future.

This session will include:

  • An introduction to understanding mental health
  • An insight into the specific impact of COVID-19 on mental health
  • Mindfulness exercises
  • Resource sharing

This workshop will be led by Just Ideas, facilitated by Helen Garforth, Big Local rep and Creative Director of Just Ideas along with Laura Wallis, a practitioner in children and young people’s mental health.

Just Ideas is an organisation specialising in facilitation, supporting communities and those they work with to improve health and wellbeing and to develop good ideas into action. We believe in supporting people to realise their power and voice, connecting people so they can create positive change locally and globally.


Learning and Networking with Big Local aims to foster skills, enthusiasm and connections. Open to all Big Local areas, we invite you to take part and share your ideas.

If you have any queries please email us