Mental Health Awareness

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The pandemic magnified MENTAL HEALTH/MENTAL ILLNESS for so many people that hadn’t been effected by it before and its more widely spoken about NOW.  Which is great because it’s so misunderstood.

It’s not always easy to talk about.  Understanding that you're just as responsible for your mental health as much as you are physical health, and maybe sharing that, just as much as body image pictures and progress, may just help 1 person - which means you help the people around them too!!

You improve everything when you invest into yourself, when you reflect and become self aware you grow in areas you never thought you could.

Take 1 small step - that’s all you need to start.  Not a bag full of tasks that could overwhelm you and push you too much to give in.  Be smart with the pressure you create for yourself.


Never underestimate the power of the outdoors and nature, it really helped my memory return it was never about how I looked, always about how I felt.

I have collated some links here which I hope will help and support if you need it. 

 

Its ok not to be ok, and its ok to reach out for help.

HEADROOM

A service provided by the BBC full of tools and strategies to help you.  Click Here

Mental Health Foundation

A range of content designed to give you more information about mental health and to help you to look after your mental health
Click Here

NHS

A list of mental health charities, organisations and support groups can offer expert advice.  Click Here

NHS 111 (ENGLAND)

Non-emergency medical help and advice for people in England.  Click Here

 

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)

Provides listening services, information and support for anyone who needs to talk, including a phone and web chat line

Ring free on 0800585858 or Click Here

Befriends 

Volunteer action to prevent suicide. Confidential support to people in emotional crisis or distress.  Click Here

The Mix

Support and advice for under 25s, including a helpline, crisis messenger service and webchat.

Ring free on 0808 808 4994 or Click Here

Nightline Association

Lists contact information for helplines and listening services in universities and colleges across the UK. Click Here

Papyrus Hopeline UK

Confidential support for under-35s at risk of suicide and others who are concerned about them. Open daily from 9am–midnight.

Ring free on 0800 068 41 41 or Click Here

Rethink Mental Illness

Provides support and information for anyone affected by mental health problems, including local support groups.

0300 5000 927 or Click Here

Stay Alive

App with help and resources for people who feel suicidal or are supporting someone else.  Click Here

Switchboard

Listening services, information and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

0300 330 0630 or Click Here

Local Mind

Mental health services in local communities across England and Wales.  Click Here

Childline

Private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. 

Ring free on 0800 1111 or Click Here

Mind.org

Provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.  Click Here

MentalHealth.Org

Their mission is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health.   Click Here

Side by side 

Connect with someone else over shared experiences.  Side by Side is an online community where you can listen, share and be heard.  Click Here