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Looking After Your Mental Health
Posted on 21 May 2020
A set of local tailored mental health and wellbeing resources has been launched to coincide with Mental Health Awareness week. The materials have resulted from collaboration by organisations including our local authorities, CCGs, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Leicestershire Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
The resources are especially aimed at reaching those who are experiencing mental health difficulties during the pandemic.
The information is available via the Start a Conversation website (https://www.startaconversation.co.uk/) and takes a 3-tiered approach:
- For those in crisis, those who require urgent or emergency help
- Those experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety, who are struggling to cope and
- Those who are more worried than usual and wish to improve their mental wellbeing
During this time of social distancing and isolation, please remember, you are not alone.
The right support for you or your loved ones is just a click or a phone call away.
For further support on where to turn if you’re struggling, feeling lonely
or worried about drug or alcohol use, go to
5 Steps to Wellbeing
The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a great place to start keeping mentally and physically well. The Five Ways are daily acts that can benefit your mental health and wellbeing. They can be adapted to your circumstances, even if you’re self-isolating. The Five Ways are Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Learn, and Give. Read on for tips on how to support your mental health using these methods. Please download poster below:
5 Steps to Wellbeing
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