Life: Surviving or Thriving? | Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

It’s Mental Health Awareness month and we are nearing the end of Mental Health Awareness Week 2017: Surviving or Thriving? This year, the Mental Health Foundation took a different stance and focused on good mental health vs. mental ill-health. According to Mark Rowland, the Director of Fundraising and Communications for the Mental Health Foundation – with 18% more cases of depression, mental health problems have been on the rise globally since 2005. As a society, the awareness and focus on the health of our physical bodies continually makes great progress, but what about our mental health? Mental health affects all of us and in the

MHAW16 (Day 1): Relationships

It’s the start of Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) and the theme this year is: Relationships! From the 16th – 22nd May I will be discussing various issues on relationships to raise awareness around mental health and wellbeing and support the Mental Health Foundation in their annual campaign. “When ‘I’ is replaced with ‘We’ even illness becomes wellness”- Malcolm X Whether it’s with your friends, family, partners or acquaintances, relationships are such an important part of our lives but sometimes we can forget just how important they are. It’s clear that the Mental Health Foundation has chosen to focus on relationships