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The Edit: Mental Health Awareness Week
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The Edit: Mental Health Awareness Week

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we take a look at what individuals and businesses can do to tackle the growing mental health crisis.

After a year of lockdowns, isolation and loneliness, the world is facing another public health crisis: a mental health pandemic. The effects of Covid have heightened the risk factors of mental illness while simultaneously limiting the coping resources that are usually available to individuals (support from friends and family, social activities, fitness classes, financial security). 

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 presents an opportunity to shed light on the difficulties of mental health problems and, most importantly, foster a culture of support, connection and help on a personal and business level. 

Here is our edit of the global conversation on how individuals and companies can tackle mental health problems with purpose. 

Some words to finish with:

“‘What is the bravest thing you’ve ever said?’ asked the boy.
‘Help,’ said the horse.
‘Asking for help isn’t giving up,’ said the horse. ‘It’s refusing to give up.'”

Charlie Mackesy, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse.

If you or someone you know is affected by the topics in these articles, there is help available. Contact Samaritans 24/7 365 days a year on 116 123 (free from any phone). Call MindInfoline on 0300 123 3393 Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. If you live in England and need urgent help or are experiencing suicidal thoughts, contact the NHS urgent mental health helpline or see a directory of helpline options here