Hertfordshire County Council reminds us to look after our mental health

Published: 15 May 2020


To highlight Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May 2020) Hertfordshire County Council is reminding people to take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their wellbeing and support others as lockdown continues.

Public Health England’s Every Mind Matters campaign, which is supported by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, provides tips and advice around mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hertfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Prevention, Tim Hutchings, said: “Now, more than ever, it is vital that we all do everything we can to support our own mental health and also look out for friends and loved ones who may be experiencing feelings of anxiety, fear or loneliness at this difficult time.

“We have a challenging time ahead of us but there are things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing and the Every Mind Matters website is a fantastic resource that has expert advice and practical tips to help.”

Every Mind Matters shows people the simple steps they can take to deal with stress, boost mood, improve sleep and feel in control, which are all important elements of self-care to help people cope with the current situation.

This year, the theme of mental Health Awareness Week is kindness.  It is vital that we continue to be kind to ourselves and others in the current situation.

Throughout the week, Mind in Mid Herts is running free online sleep workshops and Facebook live sessions, including laughing yoga and a dreamcatcher craft session for families. 

To find out more search ‘Every Mind Matters’ online.

For local advice contact Herts Mind in Mid Herts www.mindinmidherts.org.uk/support-us/mental-health-awareness-week/ or call 01727 865070 (Nightline: 01923 256391).

For mental health and wellbeing information, resources and support for young people and their parents and those that work with them, please visit www.justtalkherts.org

If you need to speak to someone urgently contact Samaritans free on 116 123.

 

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