Mental Health Awareness Week: Kindness. 18th – 24th May 2020.

All shall be well, all shall be well ... For there is a Force of love moving through the universe that holds us fast and will never let us go._ (1)

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week.

Know that there is always help out there if you are struggling or if you know someone who is struggling.  Talking is often the first step to recovery, but many of us might feel we are failing if we admit to feeling low, depressed, or anxious.  However, more and more people are realising that it is just as important to look after our mental health as our physical health and more of us are feeling braver to talk about it, because our culture and our society is becoming more understanding and more compassionate – especially at this time during lockdown, which is challenging for so many of us.  Employers are reaching out to workers and providing support to those furloughed as well as those working from home.  Training and support from employers have never been so important.

We know that many women struggle more at menopause with mental health issues, but these can be managed.  Look out for an article on Henpicked, being published this week with more information about what you and your employers can do.

Reach out to someone virtually and safely if you know they are struggling – just say “how are you?” and if you’re struggling yourself, here are some links and helplines to support you:

NHS Mental Health Helplines

Mind

Counselling Directory

Samaritans

Take care, keep safe.  You’re not alone.

 

 

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