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Mental Health Awareness Week

Wolverhampton Safeguarding Together is supporting the city’s participation in Mental Health Awareness Week (organised by the Mental Health Foundation) which is taking place this week until Sunday 24 May. This year's theme is kindness and the positive impact all acts of kindness can have on people's mental health and wellbeing – particularly during lockdown.

Kindess includes

Being kind to others: someone there to listen when you’ve needed to talk, volunteering to help those who need support

Being kind to yourself: taking time to do something for yourself to help your wellbeing e.g. taking some ‘me time’ to do something you enjoy.

Get involved

Actively encourage your staff, service users and partner organisations to share their experiences – and thanks – on social media using the hashtags #kindnessmatters and #WVkindness.

View our Mental Health Awarness Week plan and ideas for all of our partners

Residents can also share their stories of kindness via our online form.

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Promote MHA Week

Use the MHA Week logo in emails, social media and on websites. Click the image below to download the logo.

MHAW safeguarding logo

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Mental Health support

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24/7 Helpline

If you know of someone in mental distress at this time Black Country Health Care NHS Foundation Trust have set up a 24/7 helpline on 0345 646 0827

Click the image below for a poster with full details of the 24/7 Helpline and other Mental health support services provided by BC Health Care.

BC Health Care Trust 24 7 helpline poster

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Wolverhampton Mental Health Directory

A wide range of activities and support can be found on Wolverhampton Mental Health Directory at

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