Stay On Track with the Livestream

Published: 15/10/2021

Over 200 people attended The Tank Museum’s annual wellbeing event On Track for World Mental Health Day.

Members of the local community, many of which were serving military, veterans, or emergency services employees, came together to connect at On Track for World Mental Health Day.

Guests heard from speakers, including Bowra Foundation Founder Mark Bowra, took part in specialist workshops, and could speak to local organisations about mental health resources and strategies to implement in everyday life.

Rosanna Dean, Visitor Experience General Manager, said, “We partnered with some fantastic organisations to provide a safe space and hear from individuals who have stories to tell that may help and inspire others.

“This was only The Museum’s second On Track event, due to having to cancel the event back in 2020 because of the pandemic.

“With 1 in 6 of us likely to experience a mental health issue this year and bearing in mind COVID safety, we decided to offer the event free as a Livestream on a dedicated YouTube Channel.

“The event has grown considerably since its initial debut and this year’s event has proved that by coming together as a wider community, we can work to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and The Tank Museum can offer a safe space to facilitate that.

“We would like to thank all the speakers that took part, the organisations that attended and our partner agencies that funded the event. We look forward to coming together for next year’s event.”

Discover all the events, workshops and speakers from the day with the On Track Livestream, available to watch here.

IN ASSOCIATION WITH:

The Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, David Sidwick, is responsible for delivering an effective and efficient police service in Dorset by holding the Force to account on behalf of local people. Find out more here.

Hall and Woodhouse is a leading independent brewer based in Blandford, and operates over 250 pubs in the south of England. They additionally support the local community through donating to charities and their community chest project. Find out more here.

The Dorset Armed Forces Covenant Programme is a partnership between councils, charities, the military bases, businesses, communities and individuals in a pledge of support between local residents and the Armed Forces Community in Dorset. Find out more here.

Bournemouth University is situated in Poole, Dorset. It is a bright and vibrant university with a strong focus on academic excellence, world class research and fantastic graduate employability. Find out more here.

SSAFA provides lifelong support to regulars and reserves in the armed forces and their families, focusing on direct support to individuals in need of physical or emotional care. Find out more here.

Dorset Mental Health Forum is a local peer led charity who exist to improve the lives of everyone affected by mental illness by promoting well-being and recovery. Find out more here.

J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, offering solutions to the world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions in more than 100 countries. Locally to The Tank Museum, The Bournemouth Corporate Centre is home to more than 4,000 employees. Find out more here.

The Armed Forces Covenant focuses on helping members of the armed forces community have the same access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen. Find out more here.