World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020 is the most important one yet. This year has been hard for us all. Lockdown and loss have had a huge impact on our mental health. We know that many people within our local community have developed new mental health problems as a result of the pandemic and, for some of us, existing mental health problems have gotten worse.

So, this year we want everyone to come together on 10 October for World Mental Health Day to make a positive change. Making positive change isn’t as complicated as many of us think. We want to bring everyone together to #DoOneThing for your mental health and for the good of those around us.

Do one thing by accessing information and support

Our experienced team provides information and signposting that can help you find out more about mental health problems, treatment options and where to get help. You can learn more about our services here

Call us: 01642 257020

Do one thing for your physical wellbeing

Being physically active means sitting down less and moving our bodies more. Many people find that physical activity helps them maintain positive mental health, either on its own, or in combination with other treatments.

You could get outside in the fresh air and walk, run or cycle. Or you could do a free online fitness class. There are lots of ways to take care of your physical wellbeing, which in turn supports your mental health.

Do one thing and share your story and support

Sharing your own story or championing the cause is a great way to help others going through similar mental health problems.

You could…

• Change your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter cover photo to support World Mental Health Day
• Use the hashtag #DoOneThing
• Download and post an image to social media showing what you’ve done for better mental health

Do one thing and volunteer

Volunteering with us can be a really rewarding and useful experience and there’s probably more ways of doing it than you might think.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for a number of our projects and you can learn more here

Do One Thing At Work

From lockdown, to furlough, to job losses. We've all found ourselves under pressure. Lockdown has affected us all in different ways, and it is only normal to feel uncertain about what the future holds. The stress of this uncertainty could be having an impact on your mental health too.

Whatever you've been through this year, World Mental Health Day is a chance to make a positive change for the mental health of your workplace. But it can be hard to know where to start sometimes.

You can find out more about how we can help you in the workplace here

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