Why I am celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week

2020 appears to have given everyone that little push further to improve their understanding of mental health, and the stigmas around it – of which shouldn’t even exist, may I just add. Mass media seems to have pushed psychological wellbeing to the forefront of everyone’s minds, and it’s totally a good thing!

This weeks celebration couldn’t have come at a better time, particularly considering the last 2 months depriving us of the socialisation and comfort of others we so greatly desire.

For me personally, I enjoy helping others to overcome their upset, as I am thankful to not have too much of my own going on. I admit, in the past I have needed to conquer many barriers preventing me from taking pride and pleasure my life, but like I said, I HAVE overcome them – I’m not looking back. Never. The only thing they have enabled me to do is gage a further understanding of my emotions and consequently sympathise with what other people may be going through.

It seems recently a lot of people, like myself, have come to the realisation that social media can be intoxicatingly addictive. With this in mind, I choose only to promote content that encourages my friends to be happy. Eleanory has given me a platform to explore this idea of positivity in further detail, and so I am more than happy I took the leap to create it. I have had nothing but positive feedback, and that honestly makes me so so happy.

A concept pushed particularly by charities surrounding mental health, such as Mind or ReThink is the notion of ‘Speaking Out’. I honestly think this is such a valuable concept, and I cannot stress enough how important it is. I find myself to be quite a sociable person, and so I was lucky enough to find a PenPal during the first weeks of lockdown. Isabella and I immediately realised we had a lot in common. We both liked the idea of being able to assist people, and so decided to take the leap together of beginning something great…

I have teamed up with @_Isabellaneve to help raise awareness of mental health. Her account, CareForTheMind is a confidential and safe place to speak if you are experiencing any sort of problem, even if it may seem like nothing to you… she has set up this account to LISTEN to you (and I myself am happy to help others too ­čÖé )

If you would like to read more content on mental health in particular, feel free to drop me a message. Below I have listed a range of mental health charities and their particular areas of expertise, for anyone who they may be of use to:

Love El xx

Mental Health Charities & their specialisms:

Mind – (COVERS OVER ALL M/H) Phone number: 0300 123 3393
SAMARITANS (SUICIDE PREVENTION) Phone number: 116 123
NIGHTLINE ASSOCIATION (TARGETED AT STUDENTS) Phone number: DEPENDANT ON EAHC UNIVERSITY – THE LINK TO YOUR NUMBER IS HERE
BEAT – (EATING DISORDERS) Phone number: 0808 801 0677 (adults), 0808 801 0677 (young people)
YOUNG MINDS – (YOUNGER PEOPLE AGED USUALLY BELOW 24) – Phone number: 0808 802 5544

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Published by Eleanor

Living in England as a teenager, trying to be as positive as I possibly can whilst currently fathoming my way through the first year of an undergraduate deree, holding down 2 part time job as well as spontaneously starting a blog!

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