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This part of the website is for people who would like to get involved in spreading awareness of mental health and ending discrimination. Time to Change is a good place to get started, they even have some great ideas about how you can get involved. There are also resources you can download that include materials and toolkits so you can start raising awareness today.

What can I do myself?

There are lots of organisations that would be delighted for you to offer any time you have to volunteering. Volunteering is an extremely rewarding experience and there are many opportunities in many different areas. Check out TimeBank for opportunities near you.

What can my workplace do?

Why not check out Time to Change which is a national campaign dedicated to raising awareness of mental health. They have some interesting ideas about how to bring the awareness into your workplace here.

ACAS also provide information about health and wellbeing within the workplace including how to promote positive mental health at work.

What can I do in my school?

Young Minds have a schools programme to improve mental health awareness and wellbeing with resources for teachers.

Is there something I can do in my community?

There are loads of opportunities to help out in your community, why not make contact with a local organisation through the Healthy Shropshire Directory. Whether you’re good at computers, baking, chatting, reading or listening your local community will be all the better for your help.

For campaigns that you can get involved with check out the following links:

Time to Change


SANE ‘Black Dog’ campaign


Fact Zone

A good night'’s sleep can do wonders for your mental health.
Find out about mindfulness, a method of relaxing that even the scientists are excited about.
Join an online or offline group to find people with similar interests – you might meet some new friends.
If there’'s something you enjoy, like reading a book, set time aside each week to do that.  If not, set time aside to find a new interest.
It'’s important to stay connected with the people you care about so why not invite a friend round for tea and a chat.
Try not to worry about things that are out of your control.
Take one day at a time.
If you are worried about yourself or someone else talk to a trusted friend, family member or GP.
Try doing a crossword or Sudoku puzzle every now and again to keep you mentally healthy.
Relax every now and again. Take time for yourself if you’re feeling stressed.
Find somewhere new to visit. Shropshire is a beautiful place with lots of interesting sights to see.
Stress is a part of life but there are ways you can deal with it effectively.
A cup of tea with a friend can be the most important thing you do this week.
Doing exercise has been proven to help keep both your body and mind healthy.
There are 24 hours in a day which means you can spend a third asleep, a third at work and a third doing whatever makes you happy.
Try writing down all the things you need to get done and aiming to do a few each day instead of leaving them until the last minute.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Why not try doing something new – when we challenge ourselves it exercises our brain.
Smiling can make ourselves and the people around us happy.
Doing good can make us feel good.  For ideas in your community, check out our Downloads.