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Local mental health charity to use Mental Health Awareness Week to encourage people to look after their mental health

By May 3, 2017No Comments

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind will be using Mental Health Awareness Week 2017- 8th to 14th May- to encourage everyone to look after their mental health.

This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is ‘survive or thrive’- highlighting that not only do people with poor mental health need help and support, but also that we all can do more to thrive with better mental health.

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind will be running activities throughout the week to highlight the importance of good mental health. These include:

  • A ‘Wellbeing Wall’, which will be touring the area at schools, supermarkets, and community facilities to promote good mental health. Look out for the wellbeing wall near you! When you see it, you can use it to pledge something you will do to improve your mental health this year. The wall will become a piece of artwork, including everyone’s pledges for better mental health.
  • ‘Tea & Talk’ events- where people will be drinking tea and eating cake, as well as talking about mental health in order to raise awareness and fundraise for Hull and East Yorkshire Mind. Local businesses, schools and individuals are getting involved.
  • Or join in with Hull and East Yorkshire Mind’s own Tea & Talk on Wed, 10th May, 1-4pm at their offices at Wellington House on Beverley Rd.

David Smith, Chief Executive at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, said “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.

“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 pledging with the ‘Wellbeing Wall’.

“By being open and talking about mental health, it helps to reduce the stigma sometimes associated with mental health problems, and means we can all support each other to improve our mental health.”