Mental health is essential to our overall well-being and as important as physical health. When we feel mentally well, we can work productively, enjoy our free time, and contribute actively to our communities. So it is important to know about making little changes in our lives that can boost our mental wellbeing when we are feeling down or out of sorts, and to know when it’s time to look for help.
World Mental Health Day
Every year, on 10 October, we celebrate World Mental Health Day. This is a chance to talk about mental health in general, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if you are struggling. It is also a chance to reflect on how we can look after each other and support people in our lives who struggle with mental health to get the help they need.
Love Your Mind
This year in Lambeth we mark World Mental Health Day by launching the Love Your Mind Lambeth Campaign.
Word from the Cabinet
Cllr Jim Dickson, Cabinet Member for Healthier Communities says: “This campaign is all about supporting people in their mental health journey. Often a friendly chat with someone we trust and taking the opportunity to get more advice and information on where to find support, is the most important first step on the way to feeling better. This campaign will link people to important sources of information and support and will also give people the confidence to approach that conversation with others.”
Boost your wellbeing
Posters with tips on how to boost your wellbeing, and links to further information on wellbeing and on how to access clinical support if needed, will appear across the borough. Keep an eye out for them!
Join our wellbeing workshop
Lambeth Council has worked with South London and Maudsley NHS Trust to bring you an online three-hours workshop open to anyone interested in improving their knowledge of:
- how to recognise the signs of mental distress in others,
- becoming more confident in approaching the topic with people and directing them to the appropriate support.
You can sign up for the workshop on Eventbrite.