This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, with the theme being Kindness. If you are struggling, do talk to someone or contact one of the resources below. We are all living in very tricky times at the moment, which can undoubtedly put a huge strain on our mental health.
Also if you are in the position to, do reach out to friends and family to check in on them. We are all more physically disconnected at the moment, due to the UK lockdown, but we can still be there for one and other, offering support via phone and other video technologies. A small act of kindness can help and encourage someone who is struggling, making them feel less alone.
Below is a list of resources we hope may be of help.
- Mental Health Foundation – who are running the awareness week have a website with lots of resources.
- If you are Brighton and Hove based our Poster Guide contains links to local mental health services too https://communitybase.org/our-services/our-poster-guide/
- Mind Brighton and Hove -working to promote good mental health
- Community Roots – a network of local services across Brighton and Hove
- Brighton and Hove Wellbeing Service – a free NHS service for postcodes BN1, BN2, BN3 or BN41.
- Mindout -mental health based charity for the LGBTQ Community
- CALM – National UK based Men’s mental health charity
- Brighton and Hove Rapid Response Service –The MHRRS service is able to support adults who are experiencing a crisis with their mental health, who think they are at risk of harming themselves or others. Call 0300 304 0078, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Samaritans – If you need to talk to anyone they are always there to listen. Call 116 123