Join us in marking Mental Health Awareness Week

 

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and never could raising awareness of mental health issues be more timely, as we are living through the most challenging of times.

 

As difficult as the pandemic and lockdown has been, there have been some surprising and unexpected outcomes. The wave of kindness and community spirit which has come to the fore has been a real positive, as so many people have offered their time and goodwill to others. The Coronavirus and lockdown have also provided a forum to talk about mental health and the challenges that some people strive to overcome every day.

 

If we all talk about mental health and raise awareness we are all part of the movement towards a kinder, more understanding and compassionate community. 

 

We have compiled a list of wellbeing organisations and resources. Please help us to raise awareness of the support that is available as we all become part of the solution together.   

 

 

 

Every Mind Matters

 

Every Mind Matters is an NHS resource providing information and advice on mental health and wellbeing. This informative website covers all aspects of your wellbeing and includes a simple test which you can use to create your own mind plan - tailored just for you. Click HERE to go to their website.

 

Mental Health Foundation 

 

The Mental Health Foundation is the UK's leading charity on mental health. The charity was established in 1949 with the aim of promoting good mental health through providing advice and guidance. Click HERE to go their website which is packed with information on all aspects of health and wellbeing.  

 

Rethink Mental Illness 

 

Rethink Mental Illness is a charity which provides a wide-range of support for people living with mental illness and those who care for them. They provide a wide-range of information and advice as well as running local peer support groups, and campaigning on mental health and challenging discrimination. Click HERE to go to their website.

 

Nottingham Mental Health Support Group

 

This is a community peer support Facebook group run by people who have experience of  mental health problems. The group is not made up of health professionals but rather, people who have themselves experienced mental health difficulties. The group aims to create friendships with people who have had similar experiences, to help dispel loneliness & support each other. Click HERE to access this group.

 

 

Mind

 

Mind - the charity for better mental health provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They believe that no-one should have to face a mental helath problem alone and provide advice and support including a helpline charged at local rates. Click HERE to go to their website. 

 

Young Minds

 

The charity, Young Minds provides an excellent range of guidance and advice for children and young people experiencing anxiety and mental health issues. Click HERE to go to their website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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