NHS Trust tips on for mental health awareness week

Modesto Morganelli
Agosto 16, 2020

The chief executive of the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust has said kindness and support are "more important than ever", as the trust marks Mental Health Awareness Week.

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The letter, written to mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week which began yesterday, (May 18) follows the publication of a Young Minds survey of more than 1,850 parents and carers, in which respondents expressed worries about the long-term impact of COVID-19 on their children's mental health, and described the challenges they face in finding support. I want to encourage everyone to place kindness at the heart of everything they do because we don't know the difference this could make, especially to those who may be in crisis or turmoil at this time.

Claire added: "We're asking people, including staff and patients, to share their random acts of kindness with us using photos, quotes and drawings which illustrate and celebrate what they have been doing and how it has made them feel, in the hope that it will promote kindness and improve mental wellbeing for both the recipient and the person who is being kind".

"It's important to emphasize that in being kind to others, try and be kind to yourself too, and looking after your own mental health is an important part of self-care."

"We will promote the best ones on our social media channels".

It includes basic suggestions such as staying in contact with people during lockdown and exercising regularly.

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week has been held every year in the United Kingdom since 2001 and aims to raise awareness and promote the message of good mental health for everyone.

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