For Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 the focus is on stress. Mental Health Foundation have written a report that looks at the prevalence of stress in the UK and its implications.

It also focuses on what we can do to manage and reduce stress and our recommendations for the government in creating a stress-free UK. To download the report please go to: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/stress-are-we-coping

Stress is not a mental health problem in itself but it is a key cause of mental health problems like depression and anxiety and is often linked to self-harm and suicide. Stress is also known to lead to physical health problems like muscle and joint pain and cardiovascular problems. See how stressed you are by taking a short test, which uses the evidence-based perceived stress scale (PSS): https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/your-mental-health/stress-test

To see what activities are going on in your area for Mental Health Awareness Week, please visit this site: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/whats-happening-mhaw

At QVT we have the following activities taking place:

Therapeutic Art Group 

Therapeutic Garden

Animal Therapy

If you are a QVT Client and interested in the above, please contact your Housing Officer.