Helpful resources for Mental Health Awareness Week


Mental Health Awareness Week kicks off today, organised by the Mental Health Foundation, the theme this year is kindness. You can read all about this and why kindness matters so much on the Mental Health Awareness Week website.

It certainly seems more important than ever right now to look after our mental health and celebrate kindness. Whether it’s a big gesture or something as simple as making someone smile, kindness matters in all shapes and forms.

Being kind to yourself and recognising when you might be struggling matters too. For anyone who needs it we have rounded up some useful mental health resources for the difficult times we’re all facing at the moment.

 

Help for the construction industry

If you’re in the construction industry, take a look at this article from Professional Builder:

https://probuildermag.co.uk/features/essential-mental-health-resources-for-construction-during-coronavirus-outbreak

 

Automotive industry support

For anyone in the automotive industry, we highly recommend reaching out to Ben the automotive charity if you need help. Here’s a link to their coronavirus hub:

https://ben.org.uk/our-services/health-and-wellbeing/coronavirus-help/

 

Home improvement sector support

For those in the home improvement sector, the Rainy Day Trust is the only charity which exists solely to help people who have worked in the UK’s home improvement and enhancement industry. They can help in a range of ways, find out more on their website: https://www.rainydaytrust.org.uk/

And of course, the Mental Health Foundation has some excellent links to resources and help for everyone on its website too – take a look here: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/your-mental-health/getting-help

Draper Tools and our staff are joining in with Mental Health Awareness Week too, with daily tips, challenges, yoga, meditation sessions and acts of kindness. Why not share anything you do using #KindnessMatters and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek.

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