Taking care of your mental health

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  • May

Events, support and advice for taking care of your mental health

Looking after our mental health is essential at the best of times, but the need for meaningful support has become even more important as we continue to cope with the challenges of the pandemic.

The effects of grief, isolation and lack of social connectedness, safe and secure housing, physical ill health, financial instability, and job insecurity – to name a few – have had a big impact on our community, for some more than for others.

9–15 May 2022 is Mental Health Awareness Week: an annual event that provides an opportunity for all of us to focus on achieving good mental health. This year’s theme is loneliness, which has affected many of us during the pandemic and hugely impacted people’s physical and mental health.

Visit the Mental Health Foundation website to find out how you can get involved, or head over to our ‘Things to do’ page to find out about the range of events happening in Islington this Mental Health Awareness Week: from yoga and mindfulness workshops to guided walks and under-fives story time.

These events are a good way of connecting with others, which is one of the five ‘ways of wellbeing’ – a set of steps that any of us can take to improve upon our wellbeing. It’s important to remember that feeling lonely can pass and that there are lots of ways we can help each other. Advice on ways to help yourself or others is out there: find out how you can help to lift someone out of loneliness.

There are also many other organisations that offer help and advice to help you achieve good mental health or head to the Better Health NHS website to take a quick quiz and get your Mind Plan.

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