Mental Health

Shining a Light on Mental Health

All too often, society doesn’t give mental health the attention it deserves. Initiatives like World Mental Health Day aim to change this and we’ve also been shining a light on the issue with our recently launched awareness campaign.


It gives practical advice on how to look after your mind as well as reassuring those who are struggling that help is out there. Mental Health is just as important as physical health, but the reality is it’s not always treated as such.


The Covid pandemic took a toll on people up and down the country. As the cost-of-living crisis starts to bite, our campaign aims to support mental wellbeing post-pandemic. It features neon signs displaying positive messages, symbolising the idea of shining a light on the dark times.



A variety of factors can put a strain on mental health, such as problems with money, housing and employment. Other issues that can have a negative effect include loneliness, relationship issues, bereavement, domestic violence and substance and alcohol misuse.


Throughout the campaign, the importance of asking for help is highlighted. If you’re struggling with your mental health, it can feel like a lonely battle. However, it’s important to remember there are always people you can turn to for support. By reaching out to someone you trust and talking about how you feel, you’re taking the first step towards feeling better.



Everyone on the mental health spectrum is targeted by the campaign. This ranges from those who are feeling a bit down to those who are seriously struggling and may be at risk. No matter where you are on this spectrum, you are signposted to services that can help. These include your local GP, the Samaritans, and the Life Rooms, which offers face-to-face support.



The campaign also gives practical advice on how to feel better. Some of the simple steps you can take include exercising, catching up with friends or simply doing something you enjoy. Watch our video below for some simple suggestions that can boost your mood.



Mental health matters, not just on World Mental Health Day, but every day of the year. It’s important to take the time to look after yourself.


For more information, please visit Liverpool City Council’s Kind To Your Mind website below.

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