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Funny Feeling Poem

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Steph, one of our amazing Young People Wellbeing Ambassadors, has written a poem called ‘Funny Feeling’.  It describes the funny feelings Steph encounters in her head and that, if you look around you everyone is touched by these funny feelings too. Its normal and we all experience them.

Read the poem here. 

Dans Blog – Keep Learning

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Our Development Manager Dan has written a blog about what he has learnt during lockdown.

Over the last few weeks, Dan has been sharing blogs about each of the Five Ways to Wellbeing. These are CONNECT, BE ACTIVE, TAKE NOTICE, KEEP LEARNING and GIVE.

Read Dan’s blog here.

Good news – Helping an indiviudal in our local community

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Since Mental Health Awareness Week last month, we have been continuing to spread kindness as part of our #BeKind campaign.

We have recently been working with an individual called John on our Action Towards Inclusion project. The project aims to offer long-term support to people who are unemployed and experiencing difficulties with their mental health.

John told us that he would really benefit from access to a bicycle as part of his ongoing recovery. John is a 55 year old man experiencing anxiety and depression following redundancy and a close family bereavement. We have been supporting John in a number of ways, including counselling, debt management and employability support.

Recently, we were really thrilled to be able offer a FREE bike to John, to aid his recovery and support his future. The bike will allow John to get around his village easily, and help him to make steps to start his own business doing handy work and lawn cutting.

All the best to John from everyone at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind

Dans Blog – Take Notice

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Our Development Manager Dan has written a blog about how he is taking notice of his surroundings more during lockdown.

Over the next few weeks, Dan will be sharing blogs about each of the Five Ways to Wellbeing. These are CONNECT, BE ACTIVE, TAKE NOTICE, KEEP LEARNING and GIVE.

Read Dan’s blog here.

Kooth, an online mental well-being community for young people

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Its Mental Health Awareness Week and we wanted to let you know about Kooth, a free mental health and emotional well-being platform which is safe, confidential and anonymous for children and young people, between the ages of 11 and 18. It gives young people access to a community of peers, a team of experienced counsellors and other resources that can help mental wellbeing.

Online counselling is available to users through instant chat messaging from mid-day until 10pm on weekdays and from 6pm until 10pm at weekends. Self-help materials, messaging, mood tracking and other support features are available anytime.

Kooth can be used on a computer, smartphone or tablet device, visit Kooth here www.kooth.com

Our #Bekind Campaign- Being Kind to yourself

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It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and this week we’ve launched our brand new #BeKind campaign for better mental health.

When we think about the word kindness, most of us will automatically think about being kind to others – but sometimes we forget that we should also be kind to ourselves.

At times like this, we need to remember to not be so hard on ourselves. The current situation around the world is having an effect on everyone, but we want to remind you to be kind to yourself.

Being kind to yourself may mean having a pamper session or cooking your favourite meal. Think about what really makes you smile and set some time out every day to do it. Here’s some ideas on how to be kind to yourself:

  • Give yourself a break from social media or television
  • Learn a new skill
  • Give yourself a goal

For more ideas we have developed some free downloadable resources which are available here, www.heymind.org.uk/MHAW

We would love to know what you get up to, why not share your kindness on social media using #BeKind @MindHEY

Our #Bekind Campaign- Being Kind to others

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It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and we’ve launched our brand new #Bekind campaign!

This year, the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is kindness, so we want to use this as an opportunity to remind people to be kind to others, and to be kind to themselves.

Kindness can have a huge impact on our mental health and wellbeing. Research shows that helping others can be highly beneficial to our mental health. It can reduce stress, improve our emotional wellbeing and even benefit our physical health too.

As part of the #BeKind campaign, we are challenging you to take action and carry out a random act of kindness for someone else. Here are some ideas:

  • Run an errand for someone who cannot leave their home during isolation
  • Leave a comment on a friend’s social media post asking how they are
  • Thank the checkout staff when you go shopping at the supermarket

For more ideas we have developed some free downloadable resources which are available here, www.heymind.org.uk/MHAW

We really hope you can get involved in our #BeKind campaign. Why not pick one and make it your goal to complete today? We would love to know how you get on, why not share your kindness on social media using #BeKind @MindHEY

Mental Health Awareness Week 18th-24th May 2020

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Mental Health Awareness week takes place from the 18th24th May 2020 and this year the theme is kindness.

In the lead up to Mental Health Awareness Week and throughout the week, we will be sharing lots resources on our website and social media channels. We will have a range of free resources available for you to download – these will be tailored for adults, young people and businesses.

Throughout the week we will be busy on social media raising awareness. We’ve also launched our new TikTok account too, so don’t be surprised if you see some TikToks popping up too!

We understand that at this uncertain time it may be difficult for us to look after our mental health but we are here for you, and we won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

If you would like to get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week, keep an eye out for our free downloads which will be getting launched very soon.

Why not follow us on social media too for the latest news @MindHEY