19th May 2020
Categorised in Mental & Emotional Health
This week (18-24 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week, a great time for everyone, including carers, to think about mental health and wellbeing. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 has the theme of kindness.
So how does kindness impact mental health? People who are kind and compassionate see clear benefits to their wellbeing and happiness. They may even live longer. Kindness can also help reduce stress and improve our emotional wellbeing. Find out more about how kindness benefits your mental health.
It is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem. So if you are experiencing a mental health problem, such as anxiety or stress, you are not alone.
Remember, if you are a carer struggling with issues related to mental health, Suffolk Carers Matter is here for you. We offer free support, advice, and guidance and also have a free counselling service available if you need this too. If you would like to talk, you can phone us on 01284 333035, or email us via our contact form.