Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week 8-14th May 2017

If you weren't already aware, this is Mental Health Awareness Week 2017... 

The Mental Health Foundation has hosted Mental Health Awareness Week in the second week of May since 2000. Previously the week has focused on how mindfulness, anxiety, sleep deprivation and relationships can impact on mental health. In 2017 the theme will be ‘surviving to thriving’. Too many experience daily life as a battle, emotionally, our heads are only just above water. Holding onto jobs, managing family life, paying bills, all these factors may threaten to overwhelm us.
Increasing numbers have accepted that high levels of anxiety, stress and depression are the price we have to pay for keeping our lives on track, to survive. But this Mental Health Awareness Week is planned to set out the scale and cost of this survival, how it effects our health, relationships and futures. With a general election looming it is time to outline to policy makers, as well as individuals, the practical steps that can be taken to build a mentally healthy country. For more information go to the website.

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