Papyrus- West Midlands 5th Year Celebrations

Four years ago I celebrated the first birthday of Papyrus- Suicide Prevention and last week I returned to celebrate it’s 5th together with the Birmingham Lord Mayor, those affected by loss, and the inspirational volunteers and staff of the charity. Suicide remains the biggest killer of young people under 35 in the UK. Papyrus believesContinue reading “Papyrus- West Midlands 5th Year Celebrations”

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Everyone has mental health. It needs to be seen alongside physical health as something which affects us all and should be talked about without fear or mental reservation. This week, why not continue to help break down these barriers by having a chat with a friend, family member or a colleague and think about yourContinue reading “Mental Health Awareness Week 2019”

Mental Health matters

Summary of the powerful Samaritans Suicide Statistics Report 2018. Summary of the key trends contained in this report. In 2017 there were 6,213 suicides in the UK and Republic of Ireland. 5,821 suicides were registered in the UK and 392 occurred in the Republic of Ireland. In the UK men remain three times as likelyContinue reading “Mental Health matters”

Sutton Coldfield Youth Council- Mental Health Awareness Week

SCYC Mental Health Booklet 2018 A big well done to members of the Sutton Coldfield Youth Council and students from Sutton Coldfield College for completing their two-day Youth Mental Health First Aid training on Friday 10th May ready for Mental Health Awareness Week! The Sutton Coldfield Youth Council, is an assembly of students from eachContinue reading “Sutton Coldfield Youth Council- Mental Health Awareness Week”

Adult Mental Health Awareness: Linkin Park

During my first few university years I found solace listening to Hybrid Theory as well as Radiohead and Oasis hiding in my university room from friends who, I felt, were all so much more confident, outgoing and smarter than I was. Chester’s relentless voice cut through that whole gambit of emotions I felt during thoseContinue reading “Adult Mental Health Awareness: Linkin Park”

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