Mental Health Awareness Week
18th - 24th May 2020
Mental Health Awareness Week is hosted by The Mental Health Foundation. MHF is a charity specialising in research and policy development, with a focus on preventing mental health problems.
For our first campaign we thought we'd join Mental Health Awareness Week as we know what an important issue it is for young people.
Over many years Young Mayors and Young Advisors have initiated and worked on projects and policy around young peoples mental health and wellbeing.. we know there is much more to do. Let us know what you think..contact us and help contribute to what is needed in Lewisham.
The theme for Mental Health Awareness week is
How do we look after each other? a bit more kindness could really help all of us!
What kind of things do you do? let us know!
..contacting someone you've not heard from for a while seeing how they are
..helping out with a job at home
..volunteering in the community
Share with us the kind things you have done on instagram
..it could be a drawing or photo of you doing something kind at home..
.. a poem, story or song about kindness (your own or someone elses)
or any other ideas you have please share!
During lock-down some people will be finding the changes difficult and it can anxious time for everyone.Below are some tips for helping if you're feeling low or anxious and organisations who can help.
How you can help yourself
#be kind to yourself!..
Support for young people in Lewisham
Organisations that can help if you are feeling low or anxious and would like some information or someone to talk to, or things to do
Youth First provides activities and support for young people in Lewisham. Usually they run youth clubs and playgrounds, during lock down they have some great online activities and 1 to 1 support from youthworkers find out more here
Kooth provides free online counselling and mental health and wellbeing support for young people aged between 11-18 (up until their 19th birthday).
Find creative things to do in Lewisham here
More organisations that offer support
The Mix is here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts that people under 25 have in order to give them the best support through our digital and phone services.
Apps and more to support your welllbeing
tips on wellbeing and coronavirus
and more here
In a crisis contact:
More information here
24 hour text helpline
Text shout to 85258
more information here
Call the Samaritans tel:116 123