Public Health England is, today, launching ‘Every Mind Matters’, the first national NHS mental health campaign. It focuses on encouraging people to be more aware of their mental health and helps them to discover simple steps to look after their mental health and wellbeing. In particular, it prompts us not to wait until we are struggling with our mental health; to protect ourselves and prevent problems escalating, just as we do with our physical health.
Every Mind Matters offers a range of useful resources that help spot the signs of common mental health concerns, provides practical self-care tips and guidance and, importantly, explains when to seek further support.
It also has a free NHS-approved online tool on the Every Mind Matters website, which helps people build an action plan to deal with stress and anxiety, boost their mood, improve their sleep and help them feel more in control.
Here in Essex, Public Health England are working partnership with Livewell to help share simple steps about how you can look after your mental health.
To learn more about how to look after your mental health and create your own action plan, visit www.livewellcampaign.co.uk
The campaign coincides with Healthwatch Essex recruiting for Young Mental Health Ambassadors who will play a key role in helping to shape mental health services in Essex. If you would like to get involved, you can find out more and get in touch with us here.
If you need help finding the right support for your mental health, our information and signposting team can support. Give them a call on 0300 500 1895 or get in contact here.