World Mental Health Day – Monday 10 October

World Mental Health Day

‘I am pleased to see that, the human values that started with HARP (Hulme Advocacy Resource Project), are still alive and well in Manchester Mind today.’ John Butler, one of the founders of HARP

Monday 10 October is World Mental Health Day (WMHD).

With the current anxieties and uncertainties affecting many of us, especially surrounding the cost of living crisis, it is more important than ever that we look after our mental health. Founded in 1989, the organisation now known as Manchester Mind, was created to help those from impoverished communities access the support they need, and this is still crucial today.

1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem each year. At Manchester Mind, we share the World Federation’s theme for World Mental Health Day to ‘make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’, and that starts right here in Manchester.

This World Mental Health Day we wanted to share some information about how you can support yourself and others around you:

  • Money and mental health – particularly important right now, we have compiled information regarding the relationship between money and poor mental health, about debt and benefits, managing your finances, and where to get help.
  • Self-care – Visit our Wellbeing Hub to access our downloadable self-care checklist, and find wellbeing tips and advice
  • Food and mood – Nutrition is a really important factor in mental wellbeing, so it is important to try and maintain a balanced diet. Access our top nutrition tips here.
  • Routine – A good routine can really improve mental wellbeing. Read our tips to help improve your sleep support a healthy routine.
  • Stress and burnoutvisit our information page about stress, to learn about the stages of burnout and access our stress-relieving tips
  • Free Mental Health Training – If you live in Manchester you can sign up to one of our free courses, including Mental Health Awareness and How to Support Someone Who is Feeling Suicidal
  • Champion workplace wellbeing – we offer a range of courses to help you build your knowledge, confidence and awareness about mental health to support yourself and your colleagues. Find out more here.
  • Support – Feeling inspired to fundraise for Manchester Mind but not sure what activity to undertake? Our 2022 Fundraising Pack is full of ideas.
  • Share – check out National Mind’s campaign ‘If this speaks to you, speak to Mind’, which reflects on the different ways people talk about their experiences, and encourages us to share our struggles. Find out more and download Mind’s World Mental Health Day materials.
  • Reach out – if you are worried about someone, but you are not sure how to start the conversation, we have some guidance that may help
  • Share your story – have you used our services, volunteered or fundraised for Manchester Mind? We would love to share your story so others can see they are not alone in their mental health challenges.
  • If you live in Manchester and are struggling or feeling like you need some help you can find out more about our services here.
  • Need to talk to someone confidentially? Call national Mind on 0300 123 3393 or access other immediate help

We would love to hear what you are doing for World Mental Health Day, so please let us know by tagging us on social media:

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