Mental Health Awareness week

This week is Mental Health Awareness week. It’s a timely reminder that for some people this is an interesting and informative opportunity to hear and see more about the lived lives of others who have ongoing mental health conditions. For at least one in four of the population, some of what they’ll be seeing and hearing is their life. It’s not a spectator sport, it’s not fascinating or even always sad – it is just how it is – the ups the downs and the periods that feel indescribable. Mental Health Awareness week is an absolutely brilliant opportunity to remind us all about the potential complexities of living with an ongoing condition. Everywhere in the media there are signposts for seeking help and support, brilliant ideas for how to live ‘better’ ( a rather subjective term) and perhaps most importantly – real people talking about how life is for them. If you don’t have an ongoing mental health condition, the chances are that you know somebody who does and awareness is the very best tool you can equip yourself with. There is some brilliant stuff out there – just get looking.