It's World Mental Health Day on 10th October and Merton Citizens are encouraging members t o promote this within their organisations, either during worship, school assemblies or team meetings. This can be done at any point during the month of October. We are doing this to raise awareness of the issues around mental health and to lessen the stigma which is often attached to it.
Merton Citizens are encouraging members to appoint someone in their community to become a mental health champion. This means:
- Signing up to do training in how to signpost people, how to have helpful conversations with people struggling with mental health issues, and how to help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.
- Being a point person in your community who can direct people to the right services.
- Being proactive in finding things your community can do to promote positive mental health. This could be hosting a yoga course, encouraging people to use the headspace app , starting a weekly football team etc…
Listen to why Catherine at Mitcham Parish Church is becoming a mental health champion. Click here