This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is Kindness. This theme has been chosen to reflect the importance of protecting our mental health as we cope with and recover from the Coronavirus pandemic as a society.
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Pressures of modern life can soon feel overwhelming and it can be easy to get caught up in negativity. Focussing on something creative can be a great way to de-stress. With this in mind, North Yorkshire Libraries are launching a new creative writing group called ‘Time to Write’. It will have authors Q&As, writing workshops and more.
If you would like to get involved, why not explore #KindnessMatters in North Yorkshire Libraries’ #MHAW writing tutorial with Beth Reed.? To sign up for the free sessions join the new Time to Write group here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/253604049172118/. The tutorial sessions will run from 8-9pm on Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21 May.
Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale MIND are a charity offering a range of services for people over 18 living in Scarborough Whitby and Ryedale who would like help with their mental health. All their services are provided free of charge at point of need and provided in the community and people’s homes, where it is most needed. Full details appear on their website: https://swrmind.org.uk
As part of SWR Mind’s Side By Side Service they run a mental health drop in once a month for advice, support, information and referrals. Due to Covid-19 they are unable to do face to face drop ins, hence they have a new online drop in which will be live with one of their support workers once a month. The next is on Wednesday 20 May on Facebook – it’s a closed group so to join in you need to sign-up soon. Details on the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale MIND Facebook page.