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Mental Wellbeing

Refugees & Mental Health

18th-24th June 2018 is Refugee Week! As part of our theme Speak, Listen, Change, this article explores some of the mental health issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers. People seeking sanctuary have often fled traumatic circumstances at home, such as war, torture or loss of loved ones.  They may have undergone a difficult and […]

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Having a Conversation about Mental Health

Our theme Speak – Listen – Change is all about having positive conversations about mental health: by speaking openly about mental health we can challenge stigma; by listening deeply to other’s experiences we can create a supportive environment. Being open to mental health doesn’t have to be awkward!  Being there for someone can make a […]

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Take Action for Fair Support

Our current theme Speak – Listen – Change is all about supporting each other’s mental wellbeing.  A lot of the time, that’s simply about helping each other to feel we can be open about our mental health, and do simple things to maintain our mental wellbeing. Sometimes, people with mental health problems also need some […]

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Keep Taking Action for a Peaceful Brum

You have Permission to Smile! Our theme Peaceful Brum is coming to an end, but there’s still plenty you can do to help make our community a peaceful place: Keep Paying it Forward, by carrying out small acts of kindness.  For inspiration, here are some of the small acts of kindness that people were grateful […]

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Coming soon: Speak, Listen, Change

Starting Tuesday 1st May, our new theme will be ‘Speak, Listen, Change: let’s support each other’s mental wellbeing’.  Here’s a sneak preview: 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem each year, and our attitude can affect their life. By speaking openly about mental health we can challenge stigma; By listening deeply to other’s […]

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