Every mind matters in new health campaign

People across the borough are being encouraged to look out for early signs of mental health problems as part of a new initiative.

Every Mind Matters is Public Health England’s first national mental wellbeing campaign, and it provides people with vital advice and signposting information after completing a quick test.

This is a serious issue in Tameside, where one in six people report experiencing a common mental health problem, like anxiety and depression, in any given week.

The campaign has a range of resources that help spot the signs of common mental health concerns, provides practical self-care tips and guidance, and explains when to seek further support.

There's also a free NHS-approved online tool on the Every Mind Matters website, which helps people build an action plan to deal with stress and anxiety, boost their mood, improve their sleep and help them feel more in control.

Cllr Eleanor Wills (pictured), Tameside Council executive member for Adult Social Care and Population Health, said: "This campaign encourages people not to wait until they are struggling with their mental health before seeking help. There are lots of small steps we can all take to look after our wellbeing which you can discover by taking this quick online test." 

To learn more about how to look after your mental health and create your own action plan, visit https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Additional information on mental health support available in Tameside can be found at https://www.lifeintamesideandglossop.org/condition/mental-wellbeing/.

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