Solent Mind, the local mental health charity, is inviting people to share the places and things that help their wellbeing through the#onyourdoorstep campaign this Mental Health Awareness Week (13th – 19th May).
Members of the public, businesses, schools and other organisations can print and complete an ‘On Your Doorstep’ sign, and share it in their community and online using the #onyourdoorstep hashtag.
People can signpost anything and everything that keeps them well: a favourite bench with a view of the sea, a cosy corner at a welcoming café, or a local gym to sweat out your stress.
Sue Forber, Solent Mind’s Director of Services, says,
‘We are really looking forward to seeing the special places and things that help people support their wellbeing. As someone who finds exercise a good way to maintain my mental health, I’ll be posting photos of the special places in Hythe and the New Forest where I run and walk to lift my spirits.’
Dr Jason Horsley, Joint Director of Public Health at Portsmouth City Council and Southampton City Council, adds,
‘We’re pleased to be supporting the #onyourdoorstop campaign in both cities and encouraging people to share places that boost their mental wellbeing. With one in four people experiencing a mental health problem each year it’s really important that we can have more open conversations about mental health and support one another in finding ways to look after our mental wellbeing.’