SCE to Host Community Event for Mental Health Awareness Week

On Monday 14th May, 6pm-7pm, the Social Care Exchange will be hosting an informal community event open to anyone who has a loved one affected by mental health.

Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this. This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (14th-20th May), run by the Mental Health Foundation, will focus on how we can tackle stress, including anxiety and depression, to help improve our mental health.

Mental illness can affect a person’s wellbeing, their relationships with family and friends, and their ability to work. For many the experience can be painful, exhausting and isolating. Talking about you or your loved one’s mental health is often the first step in taking charge, together with identifying the signs of stress. For information on the Mental Health Foundations guide to managing and reducing stress, learn more here.

The Social Care Exchange community events offer a relaxed forum to talk to others going through similar experiences and gain support and advice from specialists. Pop in for a coffee and a chat from 6pm-7pm on Monday 14th May, we may not have all the answers but we are here to help and support.