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18.05.2020

Mental Health Awareness Week – Share Your Stories With Us

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May).

This years focus is acts of kindness, towards others and ourselves and we will be celebrating acts of kindness throughout the week. 

Despite the current situation, there is still a huge amount of kindness being shown in our communities, and we also need to be kind to ourselves. Be that dropping of prescriptions to the vulnerable or simply turning off the news for our mental health or texting a friend letting them how much you appreciate them. It all adds up.

At Healthwatch, we have acted as a listening ear and helped to deliver prescriptions to the vulnerable across Wolverhampton. We have shared advice to people needing an outlet which has led to one person setting up an online social group. This social group has not only brought people together but helped the individuals mental health. We have also been there for each other as a team.

We will be sharing examples of our acts of kindness throughout the week, but we would also like to share your stories. 

If you want us to share your act of kindness or if you know of something taking place in your community, we would love to hear about it. You can let us know by contacting us on 0800 470 1944 or email ashley.lovell@healthwatchwolverhampton.co.uk. 

 

For more information about Mental Health Awareness Week visit:

City of Wolverhampton Council Stay Safe Be Kind website

https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-and-information/stay-safe-be-kind

Mental Health Foundation Mental Health Awareness Week

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week