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Mental Health Awareness Week

Head of Maple House, Ms Coxon, and the rest of the House team share an important message with us:

“This week is Mental Health Awareness week across the UK.  It seems more important than ever that we are thinking about our mental well-being. So what is mental health? When we talk about this we are referring to your psychological and emotional well-being. It is not just about being ‘happy’ because believe it or not it is impossible to be happy all the time! It refers to you feeling healthy in your thoughts and emotions, you are able to cope with the ups and downs of life.

Sometimes, especially in strange or uncertain times, our mental well-being can suffer and we might find ourselves not being able to manage our emotions or thoughts. This is OK! Most people at sometime in their life will struggle with their emotions or thoughts or both.

Mental Health Awareness Week is a campaign that aims to get people talking about their mental health and ways in which we can make ourselves feel better. This years theme is ‘Kindness’ – of course it is important to be kind all of the time, but it is even more important to be kind in the current times.  It is about being kind to others but also to yourself!

If you feel like you, or your family, are struggling with your thoughts and emotions, then below are some useful links for you to look at.  If you want to learn more about mental health and the campaign, then the first website is the one to go to!  Remember there is lots of help available online if you are struggling, in particular Kooth has an online chat service.

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

www.samaritans.org/

www.42ndstreet.org.uk/

www.kooth.com/

www.actionforhappiness.org/

So, during Mental Health Awareness Week the house team would like you to try and be kind, whether that is to yourself, your family, friends or neighbours!”

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22nd May 2020 – Vol 36 | No 32