Who’s got time to worry about mental health, when you’re worried about….
o Paying the rent
o Keeping warm
o Feeding the kids
The cost of living crisis is affecting the mental health of millions.
The uncertainty of watching as our costs spiral can be difficult to bear. The worry of how we’ll get by and support our families is piling on the pressure. But for so many of us, looking after our mental health is often last on our list.
And for those of us who are already struggling with money, the crisis is even more brutal. So many of us on lower incomes were already making impossible decisions between basics like food, clothing and fuel. This has only got worse. And prioritising our mental health has become more difficult.
As individuals, as families, as communities – we can’t afford to ignore the impact on our mental health. Whether it’s ourselves, our loved ones, our colleagues, our neighbours or strangers. Every one of us needs to know we’re not alone.
• This Mental Health Awareness Week, let your friends and family know that if this speaks to you, speak to Cornwall Mind.
• Start a conversation about mental health. Be the reason someone reaches out for support.
• By raising awareness, we can let each other know support is out there.
• Share this campaign with your colleagues and inspire them to reach out for support. And share on social media to help us support people in your networks.
Join the fight
If this speaks to you, or someone you know, support Cornwall Mind this Mental Health Awareness Week.
If you’re not sure about raising money for us during this crisis we understand. If you can keep supporting, it’s never been more important. It will help us as we do even more to support people with mental health problems in Cornwall.
With the cost of living crisis affecting us too, we need your support now more than ever to make our voice heard. The funds we have just don’t go as far as they did before and our costs aren’t going away either. So many people are counting on us and our support, and that’s only going to increase.
We need your to help make sure we can be here to support people throughout.
Let’s help those of us that need it find hope.