Today is World Mental Health Day!
A little bit about WMHD…
World Mental Health Day was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health. It is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.
At No Panic Sheffield, we recognise that there is a lot of fear, uncertainty and anxiety during these times as well as more isolation with the social distancing rules and restrictions. This year has never been more important to recognise, educate ourselves and reach out to people to see how they are doing. But not to go on too much about Coronavirus as our mental health is something that has always been important to discuss. Looking after your mental health is just as important to looking after your physical health.
It is paramount that we are able to have open discussions about our mental health, in order to reduce stigma and to encourage people to feel comfortable in getting help and support. The most important thing you can do if you want to support a friend, family member, work colleague is to take the time to talk, be supportive, be understanding and listen. The Time To Change campaign site has some really good information about how you can support others. For more information click here.
We also have a lot of USEFUL LINKS on our site.