It’s Mental Health Awareness Week on 14 - 20 May and this year’s focus is on stress. Research has shown that 16 million people experience a mental health problem each year, and stress is a key factor in this. By tackling stress, we can go a long way to tackle mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, and, in some instances, self-harm and suicide. Find out more information from the Mental Health Foundation: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week.
Locally HeadStart Wolverhampton is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week with a series of free events and activities designed to raise awareness and support emotional wellbeing. The HeadStart team have developed activities designed to help young people in Wolverhampton cope with a range of stress related issues, including exam stress and the pressures of social media, and to help parents better support their children to cope with stress. The week of activities begins with the opening of a pop up shop on the first floor of the Mander Centre, between New Look and The Works, on Saturday 12 May. Visitors will also be able to pick up free goodie bags with art activity packs and additional resources to help young people cope with stress.
Why not check out our free Like Minds courses which are ideal for people who are recovering from stress, anxiety or mild depression. It’s a great chance to improve your well-being and learn new skills too.