This year’s theme is “creating hope through action”. The aim is to explore how individual and collective actions, however big or small, can create hope for ourselves and for others, leading to a world where fewer people die by suicide.
The coronavirus pandemic had a significant negative effect on people’s mental health, and more recently the cost-of-living crisis has caused increased stress and hardship for many people. For anyone struggling with the demands of life, help is always available.
A good local source of information is the Medway Mind website. The site provides a range of support and signposting to vital services for residents who are desperately seeking support for themselves or anyone who is worried about a loved one or someone they know.
Every Mind Matters is an exciting new campaign encouraging everyone to feel more confident about taking take care of their mental health.
Take the quiz to create your own mind plan to help you deal with stress, boost your mood, improve sleep and feel more in control.
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It's natural to feel anxious or under stress in uncertain times. If you are feeling the pressure today, do not suffer in silence.
Release the Pressure is a free, confidential 24-hour service. Support is available whenever you need it.
To get in touch you can:
Release the Pressure is provided by independent charities and funded by Kent County Council and Medway Council.
If you do not feel you can keep yourself or another adult safe from immediate risk of harm, you should:
For emergency children and young people's support, phone Single Point of Access on 0800 011 3474 (select option 1 and then option 3).
Depending on the course you choose, our Mental Health First Aid courses cover some if not all of the following topics:
What is mental health, Mental and emotional wellbeing, Stress vulnerability and the stress container.
Mental health conditions: Depression, Anxiety disorders, Psychosis and schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Eating disorders,
Mental health and risk: suicide and self-harm, Recovery, Stigma and mental health issues.
Supporting people in distress, Helpful resources, Useful statistics, What is First Aid for Mental Health, Identifying mental health conditions, Providing advice and starting a conversation.
Stress Mental health conditions, Drugs and alcohol, First Aid for Mental Health action plan, First Aid for Mental Health in the workplace, Depression, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Self-harm, Suicide, Eating disorders, Personality disorders, Bipolar disorder, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Anxiety,
On successful completion of the course delegates will receive an accredited Qualsafe MHFA Certificate