Mental Health For All #WMHD2020

World Mental Health Day

As World Mental Health Day approaches this Saturday (10th October), at Southdown, we’re encouraging everybody to look after their mental wellbeing and to reach out to loved ones, colleagues and neighbours who are struggling.

Martin Dominy, lead for our mental health services, says:

“Mental health is important at every stage of life and affects how we think, feel and act. It can influence how we handle difficulties, relate to others and make choices.

More than ever, it is important to look after our mental wellbeing. Investing in relationships, focusing on our strengths, doing something creative, keeping active, eating well, sleeping well and taking time out can all help. Being kind to ourselves and one another can go a long way too.

If you’re feeling low, please talk to somebody. Or, if you see somebody that is struggling, ask them how they are feeling. Across Sussex there’s a range of support that people can access and there’s loads of really useful and informative resources online.” 

Useful Resources:

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trusts’ #Ten4Ten World Mental Health Day campaign
Every Mind Matters website
Southdown mental health services and employment support
East Sussex Mental Health Directory
Community Roots mental health and wellbeing in Brighton and Hove
West Sussex Pathfinder

Pledge Wall:

To mark World Mental Health Day, our Community Roots’ partner, Mind in Brighton and Hove, has set up a pledge wall for people to share one thing they’ll do on World Mental Health Day for better mental health. For more information visit the Pledge Wall here.

The Big Event

On World Mental Health Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) will, for the first time ever, host a global online advocacy event on mental health, called the Big Event. For more information visit WHO’s website here.