World Mental Health Day is an opportunity to educate ourselves about mental health inequality, to help break the stigma surrounding mental illness, and to take important steps to look after our own emotional wellbeing.
We encourage you to be kind to yourself and others this #WorldMentalHealthDay. Take time today to do something that brings you comfort and happiness.
Check in with family and friends, and, if you feel safe to do so, use World Mental Health Day to start an open conversation with them about emotional wellbeing. Let them know you’re there for them.
If you find you’re struggling with your own mental health, know that you are not alone. Talking though your feelings with someone you trust can make a huge difference. Reach out for support and a fresh perspective.
For professional support, you can call our team of emotional wellbeing professionals and partners. Our free helplines are open to anyone in need of specialist emotional wellbeing, anxiety or bereavement support:
Hear to Help – for children, young people and adults needing a safe space to talk about their anxieties – T: (01423) 856 799 (8am-8pm).
Hospice UK Just ‘B’ helpline – national emotional wellbeing, bereavement and trauma support for NHS, social care and emergency services workers – T: 0300 303 4434 (8am-8pm).
West Yorkshire and Harrogate Grief and Loss Support Service – phone and online chat support for those struggling with feelings of loss – T: 0808 196 3833 or www.griefandlosswyh.co.uk