Recognising Mental Health Week 18th - 24th May...

    On the 5 O Clock Show

    Monday 18th May marks the start of Mental Health week across the UK.

    Organised by The Mental Health Foundation, this years focus is on Kindness, very apt given the current climate in which we find ourselves. According to the Foundation, they have chosen kindness because "... of its singular ability to unlock our shared humanity. Kindness strengthens relationships, develops community and deepens solidarity. It is a cornerstone of our individual and collective mental health. Wisdom from every culture across history recognises that kindness is something that all human beings need to experience and practise to be fully alive."

    If you would like more information on what the Mental Health Foundation does, or would like to get involved with Mental Health Week, perhaps as a home schooling project or with your work colleagues, you can visit their website here or to share details on how you think we could build a kinder society you can visit their Facebook page here.

    In recognition of Mental Health Week, the 5 0 Clock show with Brian and Laura will be looking in more detail at mental health and how it might have an effect on peoples lives. Each day, during the first hour of the show, they will be focusing in more detail on a particular theme; Monday will look at the issue of sleep, Wednesday's topic looks at diet and on Friday they look at relationships.

    They will discuss how these themes are affected by and have an impact on, mental health. They will be sharing their own experiences and how they have dealt with each and will be providing information on resources and organisations linked to mental health such as The Mental Health Foundation, Mind and Rethink Mental Illness

    For a more comprehensive list of helpful organisations, you can visit the Time to Change website here.

    If you would like to get in touch and share your own experiences with them, or perhaps a story of kindness you would like to share with the listeners, please feel free to message them via the Castledown FM Facebook page, or alternatively you can email them on

    Because, it's o.k. not to be o.k.

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