Mental health and wellbeing
It's relevant to everyone!
Stress is a part of life but there are ways you can deal with it effectively.
Check out the following links for some really great help and advice:
Mind - Read, watch or listen to everyday stories about how people are living with mental health problems
Action for happiness - a movement of people committed to building a happier society
SANE 'Black Dog Campaign' - Reduces the stigma surrounding mental illness
Mindapples - "We want to make looking after our minds as natural as brushing our teeth"
Health at work - Promoting workplace health and wellbeing
Top ten Mental Health Apps - FREE for iphone and Android
Mental health podcasts
Free podcasts to help you relax and improve your sense of wellbeing
Wellbeing self assessment - How happy are you?
Wellbeing test - A quick and easy online test
Ending the stigma
Spread awareness of mental health and help end discrimination. Time to Change is a good place to start, they even have some great ideas about how you can get involved. You can also download resources that include materials and toolkits so you can start raising awareness today.
What can my workplace do?
Why not check out Time to Change, they have some interesting ideas about how to bring the awareness into your workplace.
The Centre for Mental Health has some resources you might find useful regarding mental health and the workplace, including some suggestions about what you can do to maintain a healthy workplace and raise awareness.
How can I help in my community?
There are loads of opportunities to help out in your community, why not make contact with a local organisation. Whether you’re good at computers, baking, chatting, reading or listening, your local community will be all the better for your help.
Bournemouth Council for Voluntary Service
TimeBank for opportunities near you