This Mental Health Awareness Week, 10-16 May, Buckinghamshire Mind is asking everyone to join in and help support mental health.
The mental health charity asking the local community to donate to Buckinghamshire Mind’s Spring 10K Appeal to help us to continue to deliver our vital mental health services to local people.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, it was estimated that 1 in 4 people would experience a mental health difficulty at some point in their lives. According to a recent Mind survey, around 50% of the UK population is now experiencing a mental health difficulty.
In Buckinghamshire, a quarter of people surveyed by Public Health reported high anxiety, while nearly 1 in 10 wanted help from mental health services.
“Since the first national lockdown in March, Buckinghamshire Mind has remained open by adapting new ways of working. Since then, we have helped thousands of people in Buckinghamshire and East Berkshire through our high quality mental health services. Many of these services had to be delivered remotely, so we found new and innovative ways to reach out and be there for those who needed us. Please give £5, or whatever you can afford, to help us be there for everyone who needs us.”
Andrea McCubbin, Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire Mind
To donate to Buckinghamshire Mind’s Spring 10k Appeal, please go to: www.bucksmind.org.uk/spring-appeal
Buckinghamshire Mind is also calling for people to speak out about mental health during Mental Health Awareness Week and join Mind’s social media campaign, ‘Share why you’re fighting for mental health’:
Mind on Facebook www.facebook.com/mindforbettermentalhealth
Mind on Twitter https://twitter.com/mindcharity
Mind on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mindcharity/
Please remember to tag @mindcharity and use the hashtags #mhaw #fightforMH.