Who would have thought that there would be a mental health awareness week a few years ago, it makes you realise what a long way we have come from it being a taboo subject not to be mentioned.
There are many things happening this week so check out the website or look in your local area or doctors surgery. As you can see from the timetable below there are going to be lots of different things in different areas. Even if there is only one thing that appeals to you then give it a try, I know its hard getting out there and I must admit that I couldn’t go to the curry and chat Wednesday night as that would be far too scary. I would have gone to the photography one today but I have only seen all this tonight. I can imagine the information day on Wednesday morning will be popular as I am sure there are many things that people do not know about and lets face it we do have to dig about to find any help for anything. The mental health department in Folkestone do not have enough staff to cope with everyone and as soon as they can you are discharged with no follow-up, it is not their fault it boils down to money and resources.
If you know someone who is struggling, ask them to go with you to a group as things always seem better with a friend.
Make time for a chat as that would mean the world to someone who does not go out for what ever reason.
Make this a good week to be aware as you never know what is going on in somebody’s life.


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