Mental Health Awareness Week: 8-14 May 2017

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Mental Health Awareness Week: 8-14 May 2017

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 8-14 May 2017. This year’s theme is ‘Surviving or Thriving?’

In England, 1 in 6 people reporting experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.

As reported by The Mental Health Foundation, on-going pressures about money, jobs and benefits have made it harder for people to cope; with nearly 3 in 4 people living in the lowest household income bracket report having experienced a mental health problem, compared to 6 in 10 of the highest household income bracket.

Nearly two-thirds of people say that they have experienced a mental health problem. This rises to 7 in every 10 women, young adults aged 18-34 and people living alone.

Here’s 10 top ways to help look after your mental health

  1. Talk about your feelings
  2. Keep active
  3. Eat well
  4. Drink sensibly
  5. Keep in touch
  6. Ask for help
  7. Take a break
  8. Care for others
  9. Do something you’re good at
  10. Accept who you are

Did you know? N-compass offers free short-term, practical support for Lancashire residents who may be struggling with issues affecting their happiness and health. Get in touch today or make a referral.