The Mental Health Foundation works to prevent mental health problems and is the home of the #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. This year, they have chosen Kindness as their main focus because:
17th-21st June 2019 is CCCU Staff Wellbeing Week and with the recent launch of the university’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework, it seems that more than ever we are understanding the importance of openness and empathy around mental health (MH). In this spirit, I’d like to talk a little about my own experiences with MH both within and outside of the workplace, and as June is Pride month I’d like to explore the parallels I can draw between existing in this society as an LGBT person, and as someone with depression and anxiety.
Mental Health Awareness Week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, will be taking place Monday 13th – Sunday 19th May and this year’s theme is Body Image. It is a topic that has recently been featuring heavily in discussions and debates on social media and in the news, so this feels like a timely opportunity to talk about my personal experiences with the issue of body image and how it can be explored using resources in the library.