Mental Health Awareness Week
10th - 16th May 2021
During the pandemic, millions of us have experienced a mental health problem or seen a loved one struggle. And we’ve seen that the support we all need just isn’t out there.
We want to support our staff’s wellbeing here at HSPG because our minds are our most powerful tool. This is why we have a range of initiatives in place to support our staff and provide them with the resources they need to keep them mentally and physically healthy.
Supporting our mind means encouraging mindfulness, reducing distractions, managing stress, building resilience, and providing mental health support. It is vital as good colleagues and a good employer that we do our utmost to support happy, healthy minds.
If you’re struggling and need someone to talk to, don’t suffer in silence, contact one of the many mental health charities available:
Samaritans (116 123) samaritans.org operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you’re feeling, or if you’re worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at firstname.lastname@example.org , write to Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, PO Box 9090, STIRLING, FK8 2SA and visit www.samaritans.org/branches to find your nearest branch.
For support for people feeling suicidal, if you are concerned about someone or if you are bereaved by suicide see http://shiningalightonsuicide.org.uk
CALM (0800 58 58 58) thecalmzone.net has a helpline is for men who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support. They’re open 5pm to midnight, 365 days a year.
PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) is a voluntary organisation supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal.
Beat Eating Disorders: Beat provides helplines for adults and young people offering support and information about eating disorders. These helplines are free to call from all phones. Adult Helpline: 0808 801 0677, Studentline: 0808 801 0811, Youthline: 0808 801 0711. www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk
Anorexia & Bulimia Care: ABC provide on-going care, emotional support and practical guidance for anyone affected by eating disorders, those struggling personally and parents, families and friends. Helpline: 03000 11 12 13. www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk/
For information and links to charities and organisations that can help with substance abuse, visit https://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/drugs/