One of our fabulous volunteers is walking the 100 mile Beacon Way next week, to raise funds for Hammersley Homes.
It is quite clear that for our wellbeing, comfort and ability to function well in society and in our lives, we all need stability – and to be free of anxiety, we need...
25 July is National Schizophrenia Awareness Day. This annual awareness-raising campaign about this illness is seriously needed: schizophrenia is perhaps the mental illness most plagued with stereotypes and misconceptions.
We are very grateful to Age Unlimited who have supported us yet again this year, with a grant of £5,000 for the second year running, to expand our ever-growing and successful Outreach Programme.
We are very excited to finally be moving in to our new offices in Lymington! After a long wait and lots of hard work from the team, we hope to have unpacked, set up and settled in by the end of June.
The often-invisible nature of mental illness, and the fact that carers may not be helping with physical tasks, often means such carers, and those around them, don’t class what they do as ‘care’. But their role is just as valid, and deserving of support, as someone who cares for a physically disabled person.
There are a whole load of demands on your finances at the moment, so you might sigh when someone asks you to donate to charity. You know it’s important but it’s still a stretch. What if you could donate just by making your will? I’ve teamed up with Hammersley Homes to let you do just that.
Struggling with loneliness? Ironically, you’re not alone. The Covid-19 lockdowns have created a ‘hidden pandemic’ of loneliness and mental ill-health, with 1 in 14 saying they ‘often’ felt lonely during the pandemic - up 40% from pre-Covid. That’s why the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, a campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation, is loneliness.
From the 9th - 15th May it is Mental Health Awareness Week. This year, the theme is loneliness, something that we can all relate to after the Covid-19 pandemic. It said that loneliness and poor social connections are as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day... so it's time to start talking about it.
A young carer is anyone under 18 who helps to look after a relative with a mental or physical illness, addiction, or disability. We think of care as only for the elderly or physically disabled. But in fact, 55% of young carers look after someone with mental illness.