Good mental health for all

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (May 14-18) has stress as its focus.

The Mental Health Foundation, which has organised this national health event since 2001, says: “Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this.

“By tackling stress, we can go a long way to tackle mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, and, in some instances, self-harm and suicide.”

Many of our Living Well Sefton partners offer activities, classes and groups which reduce stress and increase feelings of positive wellbeing.

Choose from art, cooking, gardening and walking groups as well as yoga, knit and natter, social and film club.

If money issues are causing you stress then the Living Well mentor with our partner Citizens Advice Sefton can offer specific help with this.

The charity Mental Health Foundation is aiming to raise awareness of good mental health for all during the week. So if you think our Living Well mentors can help increase your positive mental health, call the team on 0300 323 0181 or email direct on



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