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Mental Health Awareness Week
Following a year of lockdowns, restrictions and
social distancing, the effects of the Coronavirus
on mental health has been a widely discussed
topic, and there has never been a better time
to engage in important conversations about
mental health than during Mental Health
This year, Mental Health Awareness Week runs
from May 10 - 16, with aims of raising awareness
and providing support to those who need it.
During the pandemic, millions of people have
experienced a mental health problem.
Whether you are experiencing mental health
problems for the first time, or your existing mental
health problems have taken a plummet, or maybe
it is a loved one who is struggling, it is important to
have a strong support network around you.
Mental Health Awareness Week was first coined
by the Mental Health Foundation, originally the
Mental Health Research Fund, which was started
by Derek Richter in 1949 following the Second
World War. The idea was to address the clear
imbalance between physical and mental health
The Mental Health Foundation launched Mental
Health Awareness Week in 2001 with its first
theme of ‘Friendship and Mental Health’. It has
grown into the biggest annual mental health
campaign in the world ever since.
In 2015, the Mental Health Foundation began
focusing on prevention as the best reasonable
answer to helping scale the challenge of dealing
with mental health.
Statistics from the Mental Health Foundation
show that 50% of mental health problems are
established before the age of 14, which is why it is
so important to have open discussions with your
family and friends and show each other support.
Talk to someone
If you feel comfortable doing so, talk openly about
your own experiences and how you dealt with
them as you never know who is going through
a similar thing. Or, if you are struggling with your
mental health, you could talk about your own
Talking freely can help you cope with problems
you’ve been carrying or going over in your head
alone. Simply being listened to can help you feel
supported and less isolated, but it also might
encourage other people going through similar
issues to open up too.
There are many benefits to regular exercise, and
many that positively affect your mental health and
well-being. Exercise and living an active lifestyle
can boost your mood, sharpen your memory,
improve your sleep, give you more energy and
release endorphins in the brain that help you deal
with anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD, and much
However, exercise doesn’t have to be rigorous
or time consuming, and no matter your fitness
level it can be worked effectively into your day.
For example, making a habit of going for a short
walk or having a dance in your bedroom for 5 - 10
minutes will start to build up your stamina and
slowly start to add minutes to your fitness activity.
Donate or fundraise
There are various ways you can donate or
fundraise in your local community for metal health
charities which helps protect, support and save
lives. Your efforts don’t have to be sports related
such as running a marathon, and you can help
raise funds by walking or baking.
Why not have a look online during Mental Health
Awareness Week to see ways how you can raise
money to help mental health organisations bring
about meaningful change regarding mental health
in the UK.
There are many online resources available to help
you join conversations and help tackle the stigma
around mental health.
Safely does it at The Tiger Inn
During lockdown, Allen Slinger has been busy planning changes to The
Tiger Inn to ensure customer safety and confidence is high as he looks
to open the doors later this month and allow customers back inside the
the new outside
they sit and
enjoy drinks and
food from the
new menus, all
table service for
The Tiger Inn will open its doors on May 18th, a date the team are looking
forward to as hospitality starts to return to normal.
open Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 16th May
Open inside FROM 18th May,
following government guidelines
12 - 11pm Monday to Saturday | 12 - 10.30pm Sunday
To enjoy food or drinks inside or out, then get in touch with the Tiger via
the website or Facebook page. They will be delighted to hear from you and
enjoy your company.
Tel: 01482 869040 | www.tigerinnbeverley.co.uk
Lairgate, Beverley HU17 8JG
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