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Mental Health Awareness Week
This week has been Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health.
The week, which is run by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 21st year and runs from 10-16 May.
This year, the theme for the week is ‘Nature’.
Across the country, people will be celebrating the mental health benefits of being around nature in their local community.
However, it is important to look after your mental health long term, not just this week.
And Home Fix Scotland are helping us and our customers achieve this by improving access and maintenance to open green spaces across Inverclyde.
This week the Environmental team descended across Port Glasgow, cutting communal grass, maintaining our communal shrub beds and hedges, and carried out weeding and moss removal on communal pathways.
Despite lockdown easing, government guidance and restrictions mean that the upkeep of community spaces remains more important than ever.
Connecting with Nature
Often, connecting with nature is easier said than done, especially with our busy lifestyles.
However, the Mental Health Foundation have some helpful tips and ideas on how to bring nature into your everyday life. Find out more here.
If you, or someone you know, are struggling with mental health, remember you are not alone. One in four of us will experience mental health issues.
SAMH have provided a helpful guide to the many services and organisations that can help you with your mental health. They can be found here.