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Mental Health & Well-being

Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24 May 2020

In light of the current ongoing situation this year’s subject has been changed to 'Kindness'.

Kindness has been chosen because of its singular ability to unlock our shared humanity. Kindness strengthens relationships, develops community and deepens solidarity. It is a cornerstone of our individual and collective mental health. Wisdom from every culture across history recognises that kindness is something that all human beings need to experience and practise to be fully alive.

Kindness and Mental Health

Kindness is defined by doing something towards yourself and others, motivated by genuine desire to make a positive difference. We know from the research that kindness and our mental health are deeply connected. The research shows that kindness is an antidote to isolation and creates a sense of belonging. It helps reduce stress, brings a fresh perspective and deepens friendships. Kindness to ourselves can prevent shame from corroding our sense of identity and help boost our self-esteem. Kindness can even improve feelings of confidence and optimism.

  • click here for more information
  • click here for 'Kindness' resources

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Useful links

Action for Happiness

Action for Happiness is not for profit creating a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society, by helping people to take practical action drawing on the latest scientific research. Their vision is a happier world, with fewer people suffering with mental health problems and more people feeling good.

Anna Freud Centre

A children’s mental health charity providing specialist help.

YoungMinds

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

ChildLine

Childline is a counselling service for parents, children and young people. Help and advice is free and confidential.

Samaritans

Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone. The service is available 24 hours a day.

Students Against Depression

Information and help for anyone feeling depressed. This site offers UK students comprehensive information and discussion about:

  • What depression is
  • What contexts depression flourishes in
  • Self-help strategies for tackling depression
  • How to get further support and help

www.studentsagainstdepression.org

Kooth

Provides free online support for young people delivered by qualified counsellors via chat based services.

Charlie Walker Memorial Trust

Awareness, information and resources for those who are depressed.

Mind

National mental health charity.

Cruse – Bereavement Care

Cruse offer support and advice to children, young people and adults when someone dies.

Anxiety UK

Helps all those suffering with anxiety disorders.

  • www.anxietyuk.org.uk
  • Telephone: 08444 775 774 (Weekdays 9:30 – 17:30)
  • Text Service 07537 416 905

Harmless

Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self-harm.

Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC)

ABC provides personal advice to anyone affected by an eating disorder. They support sufferers and their family and friends towards a full recovery.

Hearing Voices Network

HVN is also there to help cares and to support and advise voice-hearers.

SANEline

Out-of-hours mental health helpline for anyone who is affected by mental illness.

  • Telephone: 0300 304 7000

Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline

Confidential support to do with sexuality, gender identity and sexual health.

  • Telephone: 0300 330 0630

Change Grow Live

Free and confidential drug and alcohol service.


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Mobile text service if you aren't comfortable talking over the phone
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