World Mental Health Day book launch and wellness fair to be held at Ribby Hall Village

Gemma Margerison

On Sunday 10 October, in the village garden room of Ribby Hall, there will be a World Mental Health Day book launch and wellness fair with free entry and a gift bag for participants.


The event will last between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and attendees will be free to browse over 15 booths of writers and artists, holistic therapists and charities.

People can also choose from seven guest speakers, who will discuss the themes of wellness and mental health.

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October 10 is not only World Mental Health Day, the international day for mental health education, awareness and advocacy, but it will also see the release of a brand new book on well- be the first author Gemma Margerison.

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

Gemma’s first book

Gemma said: “I think we have to relate to ourselves, to others, to the world and to our purpose in order to
live a well-balanced life.

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

“I wanted Connected to be a cross between a self-help book and a wellness directory. This way, readers who prefer to make changes or improvements on their own are given the necessary tools, but those who need the extra support know who to turn to.

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In addition to this, the book will further contribute to supporting mental health in Lancashire by being a ‘help in’ product for Lancashire Mind.

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

You can get tickets from Eventbrite here: or show up the same day.

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