Last Thursday, we launched our brand new campaign, ‘Life Support’, which is all about the support people with mental health problems need in their homes and communities to stay well and live a full life.
We all know that getting access to treatment and support from health services is vital but, for many people with mental health problems, social issues like benefits, housing, isolation, and advice can be just as important, if not more so. Over the next five years, our Life Support campaign will look at three key areas – community advice and support services; access to appropriate housing; and tackling isolation and loneliness.
You’ll be hearing a lot more about this campaign over the coming year. But before we get started taking on these big problems, we want to get people talking about the local places that make them feel happier, safer, or more content, to show how important our homes, communities and local area are to us.
Our new website ‘Postcards from Somewhere’ lets people create a postcard about their favourite local place, as well as seeing postcards made by other people near them. Over 1,800 Mind supporters have already added their postcards, and we have been overwhelmed by the beauty of the pictures and words that have been submitted.
I’ve included a couple of my favourites so far below, but it would be great if you could get involved too – take a look at postcards from near you, make you own, and share it with friends and family.