Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 is fast approaching.

1 in 4 of us will experience mental health problems in our lifetime. This number does not take into consideration those who do not access support – asking for help is the first step to dealing with it. In current news an English International footballer has been detained under the Mental Health Act. The details are unclear but this example highlights that people from all walks of life have mental health, and the importance of building on it. You can read more about this story here.

Running from 8th – 14th May, the topic to consider this year is ‘why too few of us are thriving with good mental health’. Instead of thinking about the causes of ill mental health we are all invited to share online what encourages good mental health and works for us. It’s an opportunity to reflect on the strategy, resources and experience of us all.

You can read about the online campaign and how to get involved on the Mental Health Foundation website

& for more information on services available in East Dunbartonshire, contact OPAL.