Today is the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. Mental Health problems can affect anyone, at any time.
The emphasis this year is on ‘Kindness’ Why Kindness ? One thing that we have seen all over the world is that kindness is prevailing in uncertain times, amid the fear, there is also community, support and hope. Helping others is good for our own mental health and wellbeing, It can help reduce stress and improve emotional wellbeing.
Particularly this week think about your own mental health and showing kindness to others. Mental Health Foundation.
As child poverty rises, children and young people in the
poorest parts of our country are two to three times more likely to experience poor mental health than those in the richest.
After the 2008 credit crunch it was the most vulnerable in our communities who experienced the severest consequences of austerity, with devastating effects on their mental and physical health.
Kindness could transform our schools, places of work, communities and families. Let’s shape a society that tips the balance in favour of good mental health, for all of us, but especially for those who are most vulnerable.
Mental Health Foundation.
#KindnessMatters and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.