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This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation. Charities and foundations across the UK are getting involved to offer advice and support on how to manage your mental health and open up about any problems you might be facing.
Local mental health charity Hull and East Yorkshire Mind is one of the organisations getting involved. Established in 1976, HEY Mind is a registered charity focused on delivering community and residential mental health support for people across the region. HEY Mind currently has two offices, one located on Beverley Road and the other in Bridlington Railway Station.
The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week this year is stress. Mind is running a series of campaigns and activities throughout the week, highlighting the importance of talking about and managing stress.
This campaign highlights the importance of managing stress, particularly stress during exam season. Free exam tips and resources are also available for download at www.heymind.org.uk/exam-stress
Tea & Talk
The public is invited to drink tea and eat cake (sounds good to us), as well as talk about mental health in order to raise awareness and fundraise for HEY Mind. Local businesses, schools and individuals are getting involved too.
This new campaign is simple – wear one of HEY Mind’s T-shirts to raise awareness for better mental health. Each tee lists things in life that we’re all happy to talk about, but it also includes mental health. Buy one and spread the message that it’s OK to talk about how you’re feeling. T-shirts are available for purchase at www.heymind.teemill.co.uk
HEY Mind is fundraising and raising awareness throughout selected ASDA stores in Hull. Come along to help them #BreakTheStigma, Dates for the ASDA takeovers can be found at www.heymind.org.uk/events
Pop in and have a cuppa and a chat with a member of Mind’s staff. Whether you have a mental health query or want to know more about its services in general, someone will be able to help. No appointment needed, just turn up!
“We all experience mental health – sometimes our mental health is good, and sometimes it is poor. This Mental Health Awareness Week, we are highlighting that there are things we can all do to improve our mental health,” says David Smith, Chief Executive at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind.
“I hope that lots of people in the area will join in to talk about how to improve our mental health, whether that’s by starting a conversation at work, joining in with our Tea & Talk events, or by wearing one of our stigma-busting T-shirts.
“By being open and talking about mental health, it helps to reduce the stigma sometimes associated with problems, and means we can all support one another to improve our mental health.”
If you’d like more information about getting involved with Mental Health Awareness Week in your local area or about HEY Mind as a charity, you can visit their website, contact them through firstname.lastname@example.org or give them a call on 01482 240200.