For Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 the Foundation would like to share services and support available from the wonderful groups it supports.
Arty Folks’ Lunch & Learn Workshops.
Arty Folks provide Art as Therapy workshops for adults in Coventry and Warwickshire who are struggling with stress and mental health challenges. From Monday 10th May they’re offering a series of free Lunch & Learn workshops for adults in Coventry and Warwickshire who want to try something new.
📅 Tin Art: Mon 10th May 12.30-1pm
📅 Wool Art: Tue 11th May 12-12.30pm
📅 Creating With Words: Thu 13th May 12-12.30pm
Wild Earth UK’s Wellbeing Support.
Wild Earth UK connect people with nature, enforcing that nature is the perfect conduit for self-development. They provide numerous activities for mental wellbeing, community development, youth work and much more.
If you’re interested in joining, please contact them directly: email@example.com
📅 Women’s Wellbeing Group: Wednesday’s 11am-12pm
📅 Drop-in sessions for young people (pre-booked only): Thursday’s 1-3pm
📅 Women’s Wellbeing Group: Friday’s 10:30-11:30am
📅 Women’s Wellbeing Group: Friday’s 1-2pm
Cohort4Womens’ MHAW Activities.
Cohort4Women is a women led organisation, providing activities and peer mentoring/support in North Warwickshire for women to help survivors, end loneliness and support mental health. For Mental Health Awareness week they’ve set up some activities, if you’re interested please contact them directly.
📅 Art Group: Mon 10th May 12:20pm
📅 Nature Reflections Online: Tue 11th May
📅 Nature Walk & Activity: Wed 12th May 1pm
📅 Lunch Group / Support: Thu 13th May
📅 1 -1 Walk & Talk: Fri 14th May
Women’s Consortium’s Free Counselling.
Women’s Consortium are a charity that offer workshops, counselling, therapy and much more to support mental health.
Right now they’re offering free therapy and training for anyone, if you need support please call them on:
0843 88 66 771
07 477 859 626
Clean & Green’s Wellbeing Walks.
While government restrictions are still in place, Clean & Green are organising wellbeing walks for you to do safely, anytime you wish, instead of in a large group. The walks aim to encourage the local community to enjoy beautiful local spaces, as well as improving health and wellbeing.
The first route planned is Babbs Mill, a circular route accessible for all, full details here.
As soon as it’s safe for large groups to meet, they’ll be running accompanied walks for people who want to socialise and would feel safer walking in a group.
Teen Mental Health – A Guide for Parents.
For many teens, COVID-19 meant missing out on some of the biggest moments in their young lives, with school closed and social events cancelled. Months in lockdown also meant a rise in cyberbullying and body dissatisfaction as teenagers spend more time on social media.
This guide from MyTutor has useful tips and advice for parents to help their teens overcome body image issues, academic anxiety, peer pressure, and cyberbullying, including links to other important teen mental health resources – all of which can be helpful in these uncertain times.
Financial impact of COVID-19 on young people.
Without a doubt, the coronavirus pandemic has affected, and continues to affect, us all. We’ll always remember the year we spent in and out of national lockdowns. People have lost work, missed school, and been unable to see friends and family – all while dealing with the worries of a global pandemic.
Having your progress halted by a pandemic was a pretty new challenge for a generation to deal with. COVID-19 has affected young people in several ways, click here to read more.
Anxiety UK – Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition. Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)
Bipolar UK – A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably. A charity providing a mental health helpline and webchat. Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)
Men’s Health Forum – 24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Mind – Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems. Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)
No Panic – Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD. Phone: 0300 772 9844 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OCD UK – A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments. Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Samaritans – Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
YoungMinds – Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals. Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)