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Public Health England Launch New Mental Health Resource

Public Health England and the NHS have launched Every Mind Matters, a new campaign focused on raising awareness of mental health and how people can take steps to look after their health and wellbeing.

Every Mind Matters allows people to create a personalised action plan to help deal with stress and reduce depression. Offering a range of useful resources including self-care tips, advice and when to seek support, Every Mind Matters also includes ’evidenced-based’ preventative steps people can take to manage concerns before they escalate. Their online resource, which focuses on topics such as stress, sleep deprivation, anxiety and depression also provides information on what can effect our mental health, signs to look out for.

The campaign is part of the NHS’s goal of equally prioritising both mental and physical health problems, given that mental illness is the largest cause of disability in the UK.

Every Mind Matters is not a primary treatment service. It has been designed to complement NHS services (GP practices, psychological services, etc), with appropriate information for those who would benefit from additional support, having saw a quarter of people who experienced mental health signs waiting at least six months before taking steps to manage their mental health.

Simon Stevens, chief executive of the NHS, Said:

“Over the past few years there’s been a profound sea change in public attitudes and awareness about mental health. So at the same time the NHS is expanding the availability of specialist mental health support and treatment, people are increasingly interested in practical steps they can take themselves to prevent and manage common mental health problems such as anxiety, stress and depression.

“That’s where Every Mind Matters comes in, as a helpful complement to the work of NHS mental health teams and services.”

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre offer various support groups and one-to-one sessions for carers to support and improve their health and wellbeing. You should always see your GP if you feel like your mental health is affecting your daily life or causing distress, however if you would like to speak with one of our advice workers, you can contact the Centre on (0191) 643 2298 or email us at enquiries@ntcarers.co.uk.