Local home care provider, Bluebird Care Hammersmith and Fulham supports Mental Health Awareness Week. The week takes place from the 18-24 May and this year’s theme is kindness.
Approximately 1 in 6 people in the UK experience difficulties with their mental health.
Kindness is especially important at this current time whilst the world is coping with the coronavirus outbreak. The virus is not only having physical symptoms but also a huge impact on mental and social wellbeing.
Whilst staying at home and adhering to social distancing, it is important to look after your own mental wellbeing and the wellbeing of your loved ones. An act of kindness could be as simple as calling a friend and asking how they are. Or being kind to yourself by taking care of your own mental wellbeing, like ensuring you go for that daily walk, or eat a healthy diet whilst at home.
The national Mental Health website has virtual fundraising ideas which you can do in the comfort of your own home, for full details visit www.mentalhealth.org.uk.
Soheila Amin, Director of Bluebird Care Hammersmith and Fulham, commented:
“One act of kindness can lead to another. In this way we can inspire others to be kind. As a country we are becoming more aware of mental health, what it is and how to look after it. The problem is, we still don’t make our mental wellbeing a priority!
To show our support to the local area and to encourage kindness, we want to share local stories on our social media channels. Do you have an act of kindness you’re proud of? Have you put a smile on someone’s face this week?
If so, send us a happy photo and we’ll celebrate with you!”
To find more about Mental Health Awareness Week, please visit: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/
The NHS also has tips and advice on how to take care of your mental health wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/
Bluebird Care is a national provider of care in the home, specialising in working with customers who live with dementia, physical disabilities and many other acute and chronic conditions. Bluebird Care work alongside their customers’ families, social services and the NHS to ensure each person receives the care they need.
Bluebird Care offers a unique service of tailored care visits which range from anything from 45 minutes to full live-in support. As well as personal care they also help with meal preparation, welfare checks, shopping, social trips, visits to the hospital and provide extra support for post-discharge customers.