Did you know it is Mental Health Awareness Week?

Approximately one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. Mental Health Awareness Week aims to get people talking about their mental health and reduce the stigma that can stop people from asking for help.
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Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 10-16 May and this year’s theme is ‘Nature’.

There are two main aims of this week. Firstly, to inspire more people to connect with nature, noticing the impact that this connection can have on our mental health. Secondly, to convince decision makers at all levels that access to and quality of nature is a mental health and social justice issue as well as an environmental one.

Read more about Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

If you would like some inspiration of where you can enjoy nature in the Southend Borough the following links provide some examples:

Gunners Park

Belton Hills Nature Reserve

Southchurch Park

Priory Park

Churchill Gardens

For information about local events during mental health awareness week, see our events article for specific links  click here

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