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Mental Health Awareness week is an annual event aimed at raising awareness of mental health and mental health issues with the aim of inspiring others to promote the message of good mental health and wellbeing for all.
In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Mental Health Foundation, who co-ordinate the national campaign, have chosen “kindness” as the theme for the 2020 awareness week. An opportunity for all of us all to reflect on the many acts of kindness taking place around us and the positive impact that an act of kindness both giving and receiving can have on our feelings of wellbeing.
Mikeysline staff and volunteers intend to embrace this theme throughout the week, whilst also holding a ‘Feel Good Friday’ event on Friday 24t h May, where staff and volunteers as well as members of the public will be encouraged to do something or wear particular clothes that make them feel good about themselves and share an image with us through the Mikeysline Facebook page.
Finally, on Saturday 25th May, commencing at 7pm, three talented musicians, Liam Ross, Craig Ising and Dale Sutherland will all contribute individual acoustic sets for 30 minutes each to a live stream event through the Mikeysline Facebook page www.facebook.com/mikeysline to help raise funds for Mikeysline.
Emily Stokes, Service Manager for Mikeysline said: “During these current times, it is even more important that we all take some time to focus on our own mental health and wellbeing and celebrate the things that are going well in our lives and around us.
This year’s theme of “kindness” is extremely apt given the multiple acts of kindness that are taking place every day in our communities to support those in most need. Mikeysline is proud to support mental health awareness week and help promote discussions around mental health and mental wellbeing.”