Mental Health Initiatives
Amazing charities, such as Heads Together, Mind, Time to Change and NHS initiatives, such as Every Mind Matters, offer a fantastic array of awareness-raising initiatives and support groups to address the harsh reality that mental health has been under-valued and misunderstood. Mental illness still has a stigma attached to it, where individuals who are struggling psychologically can be seen as abnormal, weak or broken. This is not a context where vulnerability and courage to voice our fears or concerns regarding our emotional and mental wellbeing feels safe for many individuals. I applaud the passion and expertise of all the individuals involved in these initiatives and wanted to take this opportunity to promote them and their good work. They also offer a great array of self-help articles and activities that present and potential future clients may want to explore to help their personal progress.