The 12th Man’s Mental Health Workshop
Taking care of our mental health has never been more crucial. Understanding the importance of this, Nick from The 12th Man recently held an Adult Mental Health Awareness workshop at the Purfleet Trust’s Health & Wellbeing Centre. The workshop aimed to start the conversation about mental health and give participants essential knowledge about mental health and the importance of self-care. Let’s look the key highlights from this workshop.
The main objective of the workshop was to enhance understanding of mental health. There were valuable insights into the factors that influence mental well-being, such as environmental and social factors. By expanding our knowledge, we gained a deeper understanding of the complexities surrounding mental health.
Stigma continues to be a major hurdle in seeking support for mental health challenges. Nick’s workshop emphasized the impact of stigma on an individual’s recovery journey. By breaking down these stigma barriers, it allows you to create an environment geared towards recovery.
Starting a conversation about mental health is an essential part of breaking the silence and providing support. The 12th Man‘s workshop showed us the significance of initiating conversations and provided us with the necessary tools and skills to do so. We learned about empathetic listening and communication, and the importance of creating a safe space for others to share their mental health experiences.
The workshop also considered self-care practices, which are vital for overall well-being. We were encouraged to reflect on our own mental well-being and explore techniques to promote self-care. From simple mindfulness exercises to understanding when to seek professional help, we gained practical tips to nurture and prioritize our own mental health.
The 12th Man‘s Adult Mental Health Awareness workshop was a great learning experience. By providing us with valuable knowledge and practical tools, the workshop created a safe environment which empowered us to navigate other’s, and our own, mental health. As the Purfleet Trust continue to advocate for mental health awareness, workshops like this play a vital role in fostering understanding and empathy. Let’s continue the conversation around mental health wellbeing and work towards a society that cherishes and supports all of us.
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