Here at Victims First Northumbria we are throwing our full support behind Mental Health Awareness Week.
The week, which runs from May 16 to 22, is organised by the Mental Health Foundation and this year focuses on the theme of ‘Relationships’ and their importance in maintaining good mental health.
It is about encouraging people to ask themselves whether they can spend more time with their friends, families and colleagues to support them with any issues they may have.
At Victims First, we recognise that being a victim of crime is a horrible experience for anyone to cope and recover from. If you have mental health issues, the impact on your life can be even worse but support is here.
That is why this awareness week is a great opportunity for people to talk openly about mental health and raise awareness off the help and services available across Northumbria.
If you have been a victim of crime and need to speak to someone in confidence about its impact on your mental health, please call our team of co-ordinators at Victims First Northumbria.
For more information on Mental Health Awareness Week, visit the website: http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/mentalhealthawarenessweek/