You can now read the new issue of Mindful Memo – Planning our own course. In this edition we examine the many mixed emotions we may currently be feeling as lockdown continues to ease and look at ways we can manage them. We also report on the recommendations coming out of the recent Mental Health Act Review.
Read the Memo here
Planning our own course
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Our #CarryTheBurden campaign is now up and running. You can check out what our Chief Executive, Val Farmer, is carrying as her burden and why on our Facebook page.
But we need more participants to carry an item of their choosing for 24 hours! Mental health is invisible and intangible which can lead to people with mental health problems encountering stigma; by making this invisible burden tangible, we can help to reduce this stigma.
- You can be as creative as you like: our supporter Roz (also on our Facebook page) is carrying an inflatable parrot representing negative thoughts, a mug – talking things through with friends, and a Yes sign – the pressure to say yes.
- Once you’ve chosen your item, add photos of yourself carrying the item to your social media with these words: ‘I’m helping @Richmondboroughmind to #CarryTheBurden. I’m carrying [insert item name] because [outline what the item represents].’
- Nominate 3 friends on social media to keep the challenge going and if you would like to donate please visit our JustGiving page.
You can find more information about the campaign here.
Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme is nature so throughout the week we’ll be posting tips across our social media accounts on connecting with the natural world to help manage your mental wellbeing. Our new campaign #CarryTheBurden invites people to carry an item that represents the invisible burden that a mental health difficulty can represent – why not combine the two, and carry a plant or a flower of your choice for 24 hours? We hope to see lots of photos posted during the week.