CityofYork 16.10.23

Mansion House thanks York Volunteers on World Mental Health Day

Volunteers involved in the delivery of mental health services and support gathered at an event in the Mansion House to mark World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10 October at 6pm.

The early evening reception was the inspiration of the Lady Mayoress, Joy Cullwick who, together with Rev Cllr Chris Cullwick, Lord Mayor of York, invited representatives of as many organisations as possible to say thank you and to showcase their great work in the city.

This year’s World Mental Health Day theme was celebrating the power of community kindness. Guests were welcomed by the Lady Mayoress, Joy Cullwick and heard from the Head of Communities at City of York Council, Joe Micheli. The event was an opportunity to hear from a range of volunteers and then provide the chance for volunteers to meet each other and network.

Joy Cullwick, Lady Mayoress, said:

“The contribution of volunteers to the mental health and wellbeing of the people of York is incredible and invaluable and touches all sectors of our city. Their dedication and kindness is something that we in the Civic Party want to recognise and celebrate.

“We were delighted to have also been joined by Mrs Johanna Ropner, Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire.”