Mental health awareness
"Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem." – Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Awareness Week
In previous years we have run events in October to support and celebrate World Mental Health Day, but since 2016 we have followed the lead of the Mental Health Foundation and promoted Mental Health Awareness Week in May.
- Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 runs from 8 to 14 May
- This year's theme is "Surviving or Thriving?"
- Visit the Mental Health Awareness Week website for resources, information and statistics
- Follow @mentalhealth and #mhaw17 on Twitter
We'll be running a stall on Market Square on Monday 8 May – come and visit us for a chat and pick up information from Time to Change and other relevant organisations.
Further support and resources
- Cambridge and District Citizens Advice – Advice about debt and money, relationships and family, renting and employment
- Heads Together – Mental health support provided by the Royal Foundation and its partner charities
- Lifecraft – Creative groups and social activities, recovery support and counselling, and a helpline
- Mind in Cambridgeshire – Support groups and counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, and wellbeing workshops
- Richmond Fellowship – Supported housing, employment support, and community activities
This list is not exhaustive - other help may be available.
Don't forget our 'social Monday' sessions – if you are over 18 and feeling socially isolated, drop in to Buchan Street Neighbourhood Centre from 2 to 3.30pm every Monday (except bank holidays) for a drink and a chat or game with our volunteers.