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World Mental Health Day-Saturday 10th October 2020

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘mental health for all’.

Taken from World Mental Health Foundation website-Being mentally healthy doesn’t just mean that you don’t have a mental health problem.

If you’re in good mental health, you can:

  • make the most of your potential
  • cope with life
  • play a full part in your family, workplace, community and among friends.

Some people call mental health ‘emotional health’ or ‘well-being’ and it’s just as important as good physical health.

Mental health is everyone’s business. We all have times when we feel down or stressed or frightened. Most of the time those feelings pass. But sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us.

Everyone is different. You may bounce back from a setback while someone else may feel weighed down by it for a long time.

Your mental health doesn’t always stay the same. It can change as circumstances change and as you move through different stages of your life.

There’s a stigma attached to mental health problems. This means that people feel uncomfortable about them and don’t talk about them much. Many people don’t even feel comfortable talking about their feelings. But it’s healthy to know and say how you’re feeling.

To find out more visit this website and please if you need help it is okay to seek it. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/world-mental-health-day

There are several organisations in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin who you can call if you need to talk. They include:

  • Shropshire Mind, 01743 368647 Please note that our answer phone and email are only checked during office hours (Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm) If you are experiencing a mental health crisis in Shropshire the crisis team can be contacted on 01743 210100
  • ,Telford Mind, 01952 588367 or 07434 869248
  • The SamaritansCall 116 123. (This number is FREE to call) Whatever you’re going through, call us free any time, from any phone on 116 123.
  • Crane Quality Counselling, 01743 240546 24 hr answer phone service available
  • Impact 01952 223165 

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