Mental Health Awareness Week is running from May 10-16, an event held annually to promote conversation about the rising of mental health problems in the UK.
Experts are saying that the impact of mental health could only just be hitting some of us after 12 months spent in “survival mode”. The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week talks about exploring what the barriers to accessing nature are and ensuring that everyone is able to share in the natural world and experience its mental health benefits.
Starting this week, we need to get connected with nature beginning from our local area, or just as much as we need to go to pubs and see our friends and acquaintances.
Since the emergence of the pandemic and lockdown measures, the world has entirely been going digital and a lot of people have had difficulty coping. However, more mental health support is at hand than ever before, There are Apps you can download. There are Apps like ieso for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, BetterHelp every individual, Talkspace which offers live video counselling, Feelya with highly qualified, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, Shout 85258 for free, 7 Cups also available for 24/7.
There are also a number of charities and organizations offering help and support to those struggling with their mental health, like Mind, etc.