Mental Health Awareness Week – English members showcase initiatives
This week, from the 10th to the 16th of May 2021, is the Mental Health Awareness Week.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Mental health problems affect millions of people around the world, in families, communities and workplaces. Everybody’s mental health fluctuate in response to life events. It would be unwise to suggest that prevention is only for those who currently feel in good health.
Building a society where mental health is everyone’s business should be a no-brainer. Prevention is possible, but it’s a difficult personal goal because our everyday stresses overwhelm us, and we tend to only understand the value of prevention once we have reached crisis point.
Derby County Community Trust
The Derby County Community Trust held a presentation on mental health needs in Derby at our 15th EFDN Conference, with the aim to show how they work, the challenges they are facing and what it brings to their society.
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, the Chelsea Foundation has launched a new programme with Mental Health Charity, Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing, and Hounslow MIND (HFEH). Read more about it here.
Everton in the Community
Notts County Foundation
Sheffield United Community Foundation
Northampton Town Community Trust
Young players joined Northampton Town’s Zoom meeting to answer questions on mental health. Read more about it here.