Local mental health charity Hull and East Yorkshire Mind will be using this weekend’s World Mental Health Day on 10th October to promote the work that they do, and remind people that ‘we are here for you’.
1 in 4 people will experience some form of mental health problem in any given year – Hull and East Yorkshire Mind know that because of the current Covid-19 outbreak, there are many more people that need help, but are perhaps finding it difficult to talk and get some support. Recent ONS figures have found that, since the pandemic began, twice as many adults in Britain are reporting symptoms of depression.
Emma Dallimore, Chief Executive at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, said: “We all experience mental health, sometimes our mental health is good, and sometimes it is poor – on World Mental Health Day – and any other day, we want to let people know that we are here for them.
“This year has been particularly hard for everyone, not just those experiencing poor mental health. It’s important that we all remember to look after our mental health, and look out for the people close to us – it can be as simple as someone knowing there are people out there who care, that can help and make a difference. We urge people to contact us for information, advice or support should they need it.”
Hull and East Yorkshire Mind support over 5000 people a year with their mental health. They offer a range of support including an information line, talking therapies for adults and young people, as well as specialist support helping people to find employment. Back in April 2020, they announced that they had extended the hours of their Information and Advice Line to 24 hours a day to support local people who may be finding things difficult during the current Covid-19 crisis.
The charity have also released a series of top tops on a range of different topics to help people to maintain or improve their mental health. You can view their tips at www.heymind.org.uk/WMHD20
If you are struggling with your mental health and would like some information or advice, you can call 01482 240133 24 hours per day 7 days a week, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Information and Advice Line is there for people across Hull and East Yorkshire who are struggling with their mental health, or would just like information, advice or local signposting information.
[Jack Moore – Hull and East Yorkshire Mind]