GME Group Limited is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week which is taking place this week from 18th – 24th May. This awareness week is run every year by the Mental Health Foundation with an aim to get people talking about their mental health and to reduce the stigma that exists around the many illnesses associated with poor mental health. Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time.
There is no better time to talk about mental health as people battle with loss of loved ones, the challenge of isolation and lack of contact with friends and family due to the coronavirus pandemic. The psychological and social impacts of the virus will last much longer than the physical symptoms so the message that help is out there and it is OK to talk about how you are feeling, is more important than ever.
This year’s theme is ‘kindness’ and has been chosen because it ‘strengthens relationships, develops community and deepens solidarity’. The Mental Health Foundation also says ‘Kindness is defined by doing something towards yourself and others, motivated by genuine desire to make a positive difference.’
Many of us are worried about coronavirus and how it will affect us and those we love. For those of you with existing mental health problems, you may never have felt more isolated or alone. For Mental Health Awareness week, it’s more important than ever that we all use our own experiences to help each other.
This is why GME Group is encouraging you to reach out to someone who needs a friend with a positive message, encourage them to speak their mind, and make sure they don’t have to face this pandemic alone. It starts when we’re there for each other.