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Mental Health Awareness Week 13-17 May 2019 #SeekHelpEarly

Mental Health Awareness Week is a good time to find out more about how you can look after your own mental health and wellbeing or find out about support available for your partner, family or friends.  We know that it can be challenging sometimes to be open about your mental health. We are encouraging you not to wait to talk to someone about how you're feeling and seek early help now #SeekHelpEarly.

This week is also a great time to offer your support to promote mental health.

Support & Wellbeing Information Service Harrow (SWISH)
Mind in Harrow provides information about local services over the phone an via email through the Support & Wellbeing Information Service Harrow (SWISH) and through our online directory.  As well as details of over 100 local services, the directory has over 20 factsheets about how to find help for specific issues.  SWISH staff we be on an information stall outside St George's Centre on Friday 17 May between 12noon-2pm if you would like to speak to someone.

Head for Work
Our Head for Work Project provides mental health awareness training to a wide range of organisations and local businesses.  Head for Work, in collaboration with Harrow Council, is providing a FREE public access workshop during Mental Health Awareness Week.   It is taking place on Wednesday, 15 May 2pm to 4.30pm, at Harrow Civic Centre. The workshop is aimed at everyone affected by stress in their daily lives, at work or in your personal life.  Become aware of how stress affects you and learn ways of looking after your emotional health. For more information or to book a place on this workshop, please register on Eventbrite.

HeadsUp Young People’s Project  
HeadsUp peer volunteers will be with Harrow Police Cadets on Tuesday 14 May and Health and Social Care Students at Harrow College on Thursday 16 May delivering Mental Health Awareness sessions.

These sessions will kick off a series of workshops on mental health, anxiety management and LGBT awareness that the whole HeadsUp Partnership will be running with the Police Cadets and Harrow College throughout May and June. We’re looking forward to meeting with these groups of young people to talk about mental wellbeing, strategies to look after our mental health and how to support others! 

Mind charity shop
Why not support our Mind charity shop on College Road in central Harrow by donating unwanted items or volunteering for a few hours each week.