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Friday 15 February 2019 is Northamptonshire Mental Health Awareness Day!

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Play the Mental Health Awareness Game
Awareness Game
Click here to play the Gathering Hope game devised and written by Marley Lindley one of the Mental Health Stigma Participation Group members.
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Visit the Time To Change website
Celebrity Experiences
Read some celebrities personal experiences of mental health

We all have mental health - it's what makes us feel the way we do - and with mental health, comes mental health needs.

Some of us can meet our own needs and others need help or support – and that’s OK, You’re Not Alone. Some of us feel stressed or anxious, some of us can’t always control our thoughts and feelings, some of us just don’t understand why we think and feel the way that we do.

Do you need help in supporting your mental health needs, or do you know someone who might need help or support? If so you have come to the right place.This website will provide you with information on how and where to get help and support. Don’t be afraid to Talk out Loud about your mental health needs.

Did you know?...
Did you know.....
Mental health stigma is the biggest reason that young people fail to tell somebody that they have a mental health need
Other reasons....
  • Some young people do not always know how to find out about help or access mental health services.
  • A young person with a mental health need can experience feelings of rejection, isolation or exclusion because they do not feel that they are understood.
  • 1 in 4 people will have mental health needs during their lifetime.
  • People often don’t have enough information about mental health conditions and therefore make a judgement based on myths and misunderstandings.
  • A high proportion of young people have mental health needs.
  • Some young people may feel afraid and not want to tell anybody that they have mental health needs for fear of bullying.

"Mental health is everyone’s business, we all have it and it’s our business to change people’s views and perspectives to stamp out mental health stigma. Mental health stigma exists because people don’t understand what it means to have unmet mental health needs. They form their opinions based on myths and misunderstandings which can make it difficult for someone to be accepted by others and can lead to discrimination."

The Mental Health Stigma Programme Participation Group