The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, taking place from 9-15 May, is loneliness.
More and more people from all walks of life are becoming affected by loneliness and it’s having an impact on people’s physical and mental health. The Start a Conversation partnership is encouraging residents of Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland to start talking about their mental health.
Rutland County Council will be supporting Start a Conversation and Mental Health Awareness Week across its social media channels next week and is encouraging others to do the same. Further information can be found online at: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week.
You can also find out more about local mental health support services on the Rutland Information Service. The advice page Mental health – find the support that’s right for you is a good place to start, with links to a range of different options helping you to live well with mental health challenges and supporting your journey, as well as setting out the options for crisis care, clinical care and wider support.
Peppers, a local mental health support group based in Oakham, and now also in Melton Mowbray, are running a fundraising Cake sale, Plant sale and Raffle for Mental health Awareness Week at Oakham Market Place on Wednesday 11 May and Saturday 14 May from 8.am to 2.00pm. Why not go over and have a chat if you are passing?