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We have launced a series of short videos to provide tips on how you can take care of your mental wellbeing


Our trust is marking Mental Health Awareness Week by launching a series of short videos to provide tips on how people can take care of their mental wellbeing as part of the national ‘survive to thrive’ theme.

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place  this week between 8 and 14 May each year and is organised by the Mental Health Foundation. This year’s theme encourages people to start conversations about how we can move from simply getting by (surviving) to enjoying positive mental wellbeing (thriving).

The short videos have been produced with help from Trust service users, staff and volunteers. This includes volunteers from Your Voice your Choice - a group that promotes independence for disabled adults in Knowsley, who are volunteer walk leaders trained by staff from the Trust’s Healthy Knowsley Wellness Service.

Writing Lines writing group also features on one of the videos to talk about the things they think are important in order to maintain positive mental health and wellbeing. Trust involvement scheme member Jade Kersalls also features, as well as staff from the Trust’s Equality and Diversity team.

Dennis Dewar, Trust Patient Experience and Engagement Coordinator, who features on one of the videos, said:

“I try to keep in mind what Maya Angelou said – ‘my mission in life is not merely to survive but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style’.

“And while I might never achieve style, it’s also my mission to thrive. I thrive in the company of friends and family and I put time and effort into spending time with positive people and that makes me feel good.”

To view the Mental Health Awareness Week video clips, visit the Trust’s YouTube channel at:
www.youtube.com/5boroughsnhs

We have also featured an art display throughout the week in the reception area of the Trust’s Headquarters at Hollins Park House in Winwick, Warrington. The artwork has been produced by people who have lived experience of mental health problems such as anxiety and dementia, and you can view the display above.

To find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week visit the Mental Health Foundation website at: www.mentalhealth.org.uk


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communications@5bp.nhs.uk
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