Free dementia awareness session open to all, delivered by staff at Swansea University

Three second year Mental Health Nursing students from the College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University are running a free ‘Dementia Friends’ Information Session on World Mental Health Day, Tuesday 10th October, open for all to attend.

World Mental Health Day

There are currently 850,000 people living with the condition in England and this is the largest programme delivered by the Alzheimer’s Society’s to influence people’s perception of dementia. The ‘Dementia Friends’ programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia and aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition.  Kathryn Williams-Jones, Aimee Morgan and Becky Parry, current Mental Health Nursing students have volunteered to deliver these free sessions to people across South Wales.

‘Dementia Friends’ is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.

Anyone wanting to attend the Dementia Friends Session should contact Kathryn at 914795@swansea.ac.uk to book, as space is limited. You can also find out more about Dementia Friends through an online video. Please visit dementiafriends.org.uk to find out more.

 

Become a Dementia Friend by attending the free information session.

Date: Tuesday 10th October 2017

Time: 9.30am-10.30am

Venue: Swansea University, Glyndwr Building, Room 226