This year the Mental Health Awareness Week is celebrating KINDNESS.
Emotional and social bonds have been essential for our survival, but the lockdown is putting them at risk, especially for those who are most vulnerable.
During these difficult times we need to rely on community, support and hope. Helping others is good for our own mental health, it can help reduce stress and improve emotional well-being.
But that’s not all.
To help others it is important to start from ourselves, showing respect and kindness which are beneficial to our human relationships too.
Here at the Fund we offer support and advice to those members who are emotionally affected by the Covid-19 pandemic through our partnership with Help Musicians via Music Minds Matter – a free and confidential 24/7 support line for the music industry.
We’ve put together a guideline with tips on looking after your mental health; check our poster clicking below:
Our Athena Pite, a registered social worker and mental health first aider, has also shared her wisdom on looking after your mental wellness during strange and uncharted times such as these. To read the full article Click here
To reach out Music Minds Matter contact 0808 802 8008 or email MMM@helpmusicians.org.uk
This week show acts of kindness to yourself and others, and have a positive impact on both of your lives.