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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

This week we are shouting loud about the importance of looking after your mental health. We are all aware that the pandemic has dramatically affected everyone’s mental health and wellbeing to some degree over the last year and a half. You may have really struggled at times over the year, or supported friends and family who have had to endure hardships in their lives. We have all had to learn various ways of supporting and uplifting ourselves and others. While there are so many brilliant resources out that can help with this support, sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin to start looking. That is why I have pulled together a range of resources in this article to help you find something to help you and people around you at this time.

Samaritans self-help


Samaritans Self-Help is a web application that can be used to access support without a need to speak to someone. Keep track of how you’re feeling, and get recommendations for things you can do to help yourself cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis.



A service run by trained volunteers to offer free, confidential, anonymous advice to 24/7 to listen and support you to get to a calmer and safe place. To start a conversation, text the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258. You can text from wherever you are in the UK.

No Panic


Offers advice, support, recovery programs and help for people living with phobias, OCD and any other anxiety-based disorders.

The No Panic Helpline is run by trained volunteers and can help you in a crisis and with getting through a panic attack. Call 0300 772 9844.

Get Your Mind Plan


An interactive quiz developed by Public Health England where you answer the 5 questions to get top tips and advice for your mental health and wellbeing.

Mental Health Awareness Week podcasts, blogs and videos


A range of blogs, and videos that highlight the real benefits of connecting with nature, by a group of people who have already experienced what it’s like to get out into the great outdoors.

Author: Laura Nash
Posted on: 12th May 2021