Prioritise Yourself this Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, 13 – 19 May!

Mental Health Awareness Week is an important time to reflect on how our mental wellbeing impacts our daily lives. Here at Careers Worcestershire, we’re not just about CVs and job interviews; We’re also passionate about supporting your personal growth and wellbeing.

Did you know that one in four adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem each year (NHS England, 2020)? Poor mental health can affect anyone at any time, and it’s so important to seek help if you’re struggling!

So, this Mental Health Awareness Week, why not take some time to focus on your mental wellbeing?
Here are just a few ways you can focus on your mental health:
  1. Practice mindfulness. Living in the present is essential, whether it’s making time to sit down and relax or getting outside. For tips and tricks on mindfulness and meditation, click here to visit Mind.
  2. Build a positive support system and surround yourself with people you trust.
  3. Stay active doing what you enjoy.
  4. Get outside. With summer coming up and the countryside on our doorstep, get out in the sunshine – even if it’s just sitting in your garden!
  5. Seek support for advice and guidance if you have any mental health worries.

For one-to-one guidance on boosting your mental wellbeing, set up a session with Rhys, our amazing Wellbeing Coach. He’s here to provide support and effective strategies designed to help you with your mental health and wellbeing. Click here to book a wellbeing appointment.

Why not join one of our upcoming wellbeing workshops in the Hub?
Check out these great mental health resources…

Onside Advocacy offers a range of support and services to people across Worcestershire. Through its new community hubs, Onside provides mental health support and coping strategies for anyone aged 11-25. Starting this May, Onside are joining us throughout the week for drop-ins: on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 pm to 7 pm and on Fridays between 10 am and 5 pm. Visit Onside Advocacy’s website here.

Mind is a charity that supports mental health and wellbeing. Their website has many valuable tools to support all kinds of needs, plus there are real-life stories you can read that can give hope to anyone struggling. They also have an extensive collection of support lines available in an emergency. Visit Mind online here and search “what support is out there”.

Kooth is an online mental wellbeing community that supports you through anything, big or small. Click here to visit Kooth’s website.

Qwell is another online community offering various anonymous support options to meet your needs. Explore Qwell’s online wellbeing support here!

Brook is a national online wellbeing and sexual health support network for young people. Visit Brook online here.

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