Mental Health Awareness Week
The campaign call for change is for a less stressed nation.
Stress is what happens when we can’t control what happens to us: stress itself isn’t a mental health problem. Ongoing persistent stress increases our risk of mental health and physical health problems.
North Ayrshire Health and Social Care teams will be in the community promoting mental health awareness:
Community mental health team will have a stall in each of the three Ayrshire college campuses with information and activities, including a ‘tree’ for students to ‘dress’ with leaves with messages about their mental health. Enabling expression of feelings and talking is hugely beneficial and can improve our mental health.
Learning disability liaison team will be facilitating training sessions on Supporting people with learning disabilities to access equal healthcare. Please register by email (Clare.Smith4@aapct.scot.nhs.uk) or telephone (01292 614910).
- Monday 14 May, 2pm to 3pm (Room 7, Education Centre, University Hospital Ayr) Speakers include: Clare Smith, LD Liaison Nurse; Steve Wright, Team Leader CLDT; Carol Gray, LD Liaison Nurse
- Friday 18 May, 1.30pm to 2.30pm (Room 7, Education Centre, University Hospital Ayr) Speakers include: Dr Omer Rashid, Consultant Psychiatrist in Intellectual Disabilities; Clare Smith, LD Liaison Nurse; Susan Patterson, LD Liaison Nurse
A learning disability awareness information stall will be in the canteen at University Hospital Ayr throughout this week.
Prevention and service support team will be delivering activities in support of MHAW across Ayrshire and Arran. Over the last few weeks the team has highlighted the topic of mental health and encouraged involvement in activities for the week to come, including work with Ayrshire College and Ayrshire Veterans Services.
Pop Up Positivity Café will take place on Cumbrae on Tuesday 15 May 11am–12.30pm. This is part of Breathing Space’s 365 Brighter Days positivity campaign. All welcome.
The Mental Health Foundation also have useful links, resources and stories that can help people be more aware of their stress levels.
Click here to find out more.