Mental Health Awareness Week: 18th May – 22nd May 2020
The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week is Kindness. An act of kindness, no matter how small, can have a big impact on our wellbeing. There has been an abundance of kindness shown during this difficult time which will have helped the wellbeing of ourselves, our families, friends, colleagues and communities. To find out more about kindness and mental health please see https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/why-kindness-theme
We will also be sharing articles and support information during this week, however, please see below some new mental health resources:
- A new Mental Wellbeing Resource Support Pack from NHS Lanarkshire. It contains tips and practical exercises that may be useful for you, your family and friends.
- Top tips to for staying mentally well when working from home.
- A list of resources for communities that may be useful for people during COVID-19 crisis.
Big White Wall
A new, free to use mental health and wellbeing service for 16-19 year olds in South Lanarkshire is offering online peer-to-peer and professional support. It is a reliable and safe source of support, information and advice. Full details in The View: https://www.southlanarkshireview.scot/news/article/598/Big_White_Wall_is_here_to_support_young_adults
We understand that school closures may be having an effect on the mental wellbeing of our pupils and / or their families. This is a very difficult and challenging time for us all and it is understandable that people may be struggling with their mental wellbeing. CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) have produced a site which offers excellent resources as well as direct links to websites and apps that may be useful in supporting you during this time. The site can be accessed via the following link: www.camhs-resources.co.uk
South Lanarkshire Council Education Psychological Services also have a twitter page with many helpful links and supports. They can be contacted directly through: