World Mental Health Day
This Saturday 10 October was World Mental Health Day 2020. The theme for 2020 was ‘mental health for all’ – which is a message we really want to get behind. 30% of respondents to our recently concluded Active & Creative Survey reported that their mental health had declined during lockdown.
Although World Mental Health Day has happened, we hope you will find these resources useful if you ever need them.
It's never been more important to talk about this issue and all do whatever we can to support one another’s mental wellbeing. There are lots of ways to get involved – with one colourful example being Young Minds’ #HelloYellow campaign to raise awareness and funds by wearing yellow.
Springfield Mind are a charity promoting wellbeing in Warwickshire and Worcestershire. They offer a range of services, including peer support, online courses in self-care, help getting mentally ready to volunteer and awareness raising. You can find out more about Springfield Minds work at the link here.
Sadly, mental ill-health is often linked to other problems, including homelessness. The Basement Project in Bromsgrove is a charity helping under 25s with any issues or problems they are dealing with. They provide vital support to young people in North Worcestershire who are homeless, facing homelessness or dealing with other challenges. Find out more about The Basement Project here.
Creative and physical activities are proven to have a really positive effect on mental wellbeing. We’re here to help all residents get the most out of these and encourage people to check out our active and creative web content at the link here.
If you’re in search of a creative activity to start you off, why not try Keith’s video tutorial of how to make a paper suitcase at the link here?