As Mind is our staff voted charity for 2018, I’d like to mention that it’s ‘mental health awareness week’ 14th-20th May and the week of SATS Exams for many of us with Children.
This year, Mind are focusing on helping employees and employers create a mentally healthy workplace where everyone feels valued and supported. They have a range of information, guidance and support on how to achieve this at https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-awareness-week-2018/
Good luck to all the Children taking their SATS this week. Parents ~ If you need to help your Child beat exam stress then visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/coping-with-exam-stress/ for advice.
Finally, if you need help or advice on any mental health issues then please see details of how to contact relevant organisations below:
Samaritans (116 123) samaritans.org operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at email@example.com , write to Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, STIRLING, FK8 2SA and visit www.samaritans.org/branches to find your nearest branch.
CALM (0800 58 58 58) thecalmzone.net has a helpline is for men who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support. They're open 5pm to midnight, 365 days a year.
PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) is a voluntary organisation supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal.
Depression Alliance is a charity for people with depression. It doesn’t have a helpline but offers a wide range of useful resources and links to other relevant information depressionalliance.org Students Against Depression is a website for students who are depressed, have a low mood or are having suicidal thoughts. Bullying UK is a website for both children and adults affected by bullying studentsagainstdepression.org