Ealing Council is partnering with Public Health England’s Every Mind Matters campaign with a simple and important message to residents ‘now more than ever, Every Mind Matters’.
Looking after your mental health is just as important as looking after yourself physically, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.
Every Mind Matters is an mental awareness campaign that provides quick and simple tips and advice for positive wellbeing – visit www.everymindmatters.co.uk to get your free online personal Mind Plan.
Developed in partnership with leading mental health charities and the NHS, it includes advice for those who may be experiencing more serious mental health problems.
Ealing Council is supporting the campaign and encourages everyone to take care of their mental wellbeing and seek support if needed.
Councillor Binda Rai, cabinet member for Health and Adult Services at Ealing Council, said:
“Staying at home and not seeing friends and loved ones can take its toll and it is completely understandable to feel overwhelmed or anxious. It’s easy to forget that this is an unprecedented situation that is both physically and mentally draining.
“During the coronavirus outbreak, it is natural for all of us to feel worried or anxious, but there are things we can all do to help ourselves and others to prevent these feelings from becoming more serious.
“It’s vital that we all look after our mental health in these challenging times. We are encouraging residents to use the service, the resources on the Ealing website as well as those available on the NHS Every Mind Matters website; all tailored to help people deal with this crisis through practical tips and advice.”
During the lockdown we can all help each other to keep our mental health positive. If you know someone who needs encouragement, direct them to www.everymindmatters.co.uk
If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health and experiencing distress, or are in crisis, or if you want urgent information and advice about mental health, you can contact West London Mental Health Trust on 0300 1234244. Anyone can call the single point of access number 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year.