Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Looking after our mental health is more important than ever at the moment – our mental wellbeing is just as important as our physical health. It’s great that this week draws attention to the issue, but openness about mental health is important all year round to make sure that those affected feel able to seek support.

If you or someone you know needs help, there are many online and local sources of support.

Livewell in Essex has a comprehensive set of website resources on mental health and wellbeing. There are specific sections for different groups of people, such as children and teenagers, those affected by bereavement and for men. As well as articles on caring for your mental health there are also links to help people self-refer for local support.

https://www.livewellcampaign.co.uk/article-categories/mental-well-being/

The Hub of Hope website allows you to search for the nearest organisations that can offer mental health support (using address or postcode).

https://hubofhope.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR3Mdt0HwjTvh28-qW0aBSag5OonRJNuufuCbAiWyzFqIF-bmpaSV3X4oh8

Resources from Colchester Borough Council – a useful listing of local mental health organisations offering help as well as resources to empower people to care for their own and others mental health through training and online apps.

https://www.colchester.gov.uk/coronavirus/communities/physical-and-mental-wellbeing/?id=&page=mental–health–support#mental–health–support

HeadsUp Essex supports people with common mental health problems returning to the workplace. They are still providing support, but have adapted their services to the current health situation.

https://enableeast.org.uk/headsup/