World Mental Health Day – Tuesday 10 October
‘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
Tuesday 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 wholeheartedly support the World Federation of Mental Health’s theme for World Mental Health Day “Mental health is a universal human right”.
This is the “right to be protected from mental health risks, the right to available, accessible, acceptable, and good quality care, and the right to liberty, independence and inclusion in the community. Having a mental health condition should never be a reason to deprive a person of their human rights or to exclude them from decisions about their own health.”
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 to support a healthy routine.
- Stress and burnout – visit our information page about stress, to learn about the stages of burnout and access our stress-relieving tips
- Free Resilience Training – If you live in Manchester you can sign up to one of our free courses, including Mindfulness and Relaxation for Menopause and Mums Matter.
- 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 2023 Fundraising Pack is full of ideas.
- Share – check out National Mind’s campaign “Raise the Standard” which is about turning awareness into action. 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:
Use #WMHD #WorldMentalHealthDay2023 #TimeToAct