Mental Health Awareness Week
THIS IS A MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK WITH A DIFFERENCE.
Many of us are worried about coronavirus and how it will affect us and those we love.
This is why Mind are encouraging you to #SpeakYourMind and reach out to someone who needs a friend with a positive message, or share with them your own tips for coping to make sure they don’t have to face this pandemic alone.
Based on a recent survey with over 10,000 people, Mind know that one of the most common coping strategies many of us are using during these times is connecting with friends and family online. And for Mental Health Awareness week, it’s more important than ever that we use our own experiences to help each other.
For those of us with existing mental health problems, we may never have felt more lonely or isolated. We believe that nobody should have to face a mental health problem alone.
That’s why, this Mental Health Awareness Week, Mind are encouraging you to speak your mind and share your stories so others can see that they’re not alone in the challenges they’re facing. Everyone can get through this. Together. One day at a time.
#SpeakYourMind and reach out to someone who needs a friend with a positive message, or share with them your own tips for coping to make sure they don’t have to face this pandemic alone. Sharing Mind’s stories help others see that they’re not alone in the challenges they’re facing
Use Mind’s social media templates to get started.
- Change your Facebook or Twitter cover photo.
- Download an image to post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Download Mind’s templates for your Instagram and Facebook stories and encourage others to join encourage others to do the same using the hashtag:
- Your top tip for keeping well
- A nice message for someone
- One, two, three wellbeing check-in
- How I’m feeling now
- Self-care in lockdown bingo
Join Mind’s Tik Tok Challenge and send a message of kindness to someone.
There’s always someone there to talk to who will listen. Talking about mental health doesn’t have to be hard, and you don’t need to be an expert – simply asking someone how they are feeling can really make difference. Conversations have the power to change lives.
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem, but hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling.
Because of Mind, millions more people have access to advice and support thanks to their information and services nationally and locally, in England and Wales. They are building on change, but they know there is much more to do.
To find your nearest Mind charity, please visit: mind.org.uk/information-support/local-minds/