In May 2018, North Tyneside will be hosting an alternative to Mental Health Awareness Week, Mental Health Action Week. We say awareness raising isn’t enough, people’s lives are getting harder and action is needed.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey designed to identify the key issues negatively impacting on their mental health. We will use this information to ensure the ‘actions’ are focusing in the right areas.
The key themes identified are:
1. Difficult life events (eg bereavement, bullying, abuse and trauma)
2. Physical health
3. Access to quality and appropriate support
4. Benefits and work
5. Relationships and social isolation
In the words of Elvis, perhaps what’s needed is, “A little less conversation and a little more action.”
You will need to book for some of the sessions – the calendar of free events is available here. Please do share (the calendar can also be printed).
Download the ‘List of Actions’ here.
Posters of Selected Actions
Download a poster of the logos of everyone who are supporting the week in one way or another here. It is really nice to see so many organisations helping support the week.