World Mental Health Day
Oct 08, 2020
This Saturday 10 October is World Mental Health Day, an annual awareness programme to bring attention to mental illness and its major effects on people's lives worldwide.
Covid has led to this year being a tough one for everyone and many people have been adversely affected by the months of lockdown and the ongoing uncertainty. According to research by mental health charity, Mind, more than half of adults (60%) and over two thirds of young people (68%) said their mental health got worse during lockdown.
Mind's campaign this year is focussing on the idea of doing one thing. Whether it's going for a walk, learning a new skill, or doing something creative, their aim is to encourage people to take the first steps to getting support for themselves, or reaching out to someone else.
We, at Spice believe that regular social connections are essential to good mental health and our events, both in the real world and online, can help with this. If you or someone you know could benefit from the opportunity, then please join our free trial at www.spiceuk.com/signup. Your first 90 days of membership will be free. Please, also, if you can, click here to donate to Mind's campaign.
For more information, please read this week's Spice Yorkshire bulletin.
Update 20 Oct 2020: See our upcoming workshop Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing.