This year’s theme is ‘Mental Health for All’ and here’s how Harrow is raising awareness.
- Mind in Harrow will be active on social media in the week leading up to 10 October promoting local residents and employees to ‘Do One Thing’ to support your and other people’s mental wellbeing.
What you can do: Please keep an eye on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to re-post our messages.
- Harrow Council Public health has produced the below mental health promotion resource. WorldMentalHealthDay10thOct2020 Final
What you can do: Please circulate to everyone you know who could benefit from this resource.
- CNWL NHS Foundation Trust Occupational Therapy team will be circulating mental health self-care resources. World Mental Health Day Harrow programme
What you can do: Please circulate to everyone you know who could benefit from these self-care resources.
- Young Harrow Foundation are promoting a social media challenge for young people:
‘They say a picture speaks a thousand words. It’s not always easy to find the words to talk about mental health, so why not start with a picture?’ To celebrate World Mental Health Day, we are working with Mind in Harrow and the Heads Up partners, encouraging you and the young people you work with to share a meme or a favourite image that best reflects how they are feeling at the moment.’
What you can do: Promote the challenge!
Background – World Mental Health Day for Harrow & COVID-19
The mental health of Harrow’s communities is one the priority issues resulting from COVID-19, as it has caused social isolation, anxiety and loss of livelihoods. Sadly suicide rates have also increased in Harrow during the COVID-19 period.
World Mental Health Day (and usually the whole preceding week) each year is an opportunity for us to encourage people to talk about mental health and break down stigma, raise awareness with at risk communities about where to seek help and with some specific messaging about where people who are experiencing suicidal thinking or in crisis can find emergency help.