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Mental health awareness week
Posted on: May 18th 2020   •    Posted in: Community, General News

Mental Health Awareness Week

Today we celebrate the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme for this year is Kindness.

The Mental Health Foundation chose Kindness for it’s unique ability to speak to us. Calling on our shared humanity and collective conscience. Being kind allows relationships to be stronger, communities develop and solidarity ingrain on us all.

Kindness by definition is doing something towards yourself and others. You want to make a positive difference.

The Mental Health Foundation have conducted research that shows that kindness and mental health are connected.

Kindness is one of the keys to personal and collective positive mental health.

During these strange times, kindness may almost become a healer. A healer for isolation and the creation of a sense of belonging. Being kind can even boost feelings of confidence and optimism.

How can you get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week?

The question to ask yourself is how can you be more kind? You can be kind to yourself, one another and the world.

Share your kindness with us on Facebook or Twitter so we can share it with your wider community

Do you need help with your mental well-being, don’t suffer in silence! Are you uncertain about the future or worrying about life after COVD-19? Make sure you check in with out benefits team who are there to help you!


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Last week @suffolkcc and the @AngliaCareTrust extended its Domestic Abuse Helpline to offer 24-hour support ⌚The Domestic Abuse Outreach Service is available on 0800 977 5690 (freephone) 24hours a day, seven days a week.️ Please don't suffer in silence #NotAlone