18th – 24th May
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.
We can get through this together
Based on a recent survey carried out by Mind with over 10,000 people, 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.
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
This Thursday Cerebral Palsy Sport are holding its first virtual coffee and chat morning in partnership with CP Teens.
It is an opportunity for the cp community to come together in an informal and safe environment to support each other and share experiences during lockdown. This session will take place on Thursday 21st May at 11am. Register here.
Support Networks can help those who are struggling
Active Partnerships: Working with community organisations like food banks, housing associations, coronavirus support groups to provide equipment and creative ideas to encourage everyone to get active and keep moving. Click here
Mencap: Find useful information relating to coronavirus particularly for those with a learning disability. Click hereNHS Every Mind Matters: Expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. Click here
Anxiety UK: Click here
CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably): Click here
Samaritans: Click here
Childline: Click here
Cruse Bereavement: click here