The Co-op is helping to support customers and members in Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week runs from the 15th of May until the 21st and the Co-op wants to share ways you can get support.
By Max Goodman
Posted: Tuesday, 16th May 2023 1:00 pm
The Co-op is proud to help promote Mental Health Awareness Week and wants to make sure their customers and members get the support they need. Mental Health Awareness Week, now in its 23rd year, runs from 15-21 May.
The Co-op is in partnership with three mental health charities across England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. You can learn more about the partnerships and how to get support here: Our charity partnership - Co-op (coop.co.uk)
One of the Co-op's partners Mind is using this week to focus on the impact of the cost of living crisis on mental health. Whether raising awareness or raising money, they want everyone to know support is out there.
Mind also has its very own Cornwall branch that provides support to those that need it in the Dutchy. You can find more information and where to find support here: Mind Cornwall
Cornwall Mind also works with Falmouth's local radio station Source FM with their show A Space To Speak Your Mind, they have released a special podcast for mental health awareness week, you can find it on the website link above or listen here: A Space To Speak Your Mind | Podcast on Spotify
The Co-op has also provided some tips and tools to help support its customers:
Breathing techniques: COP42414 Q1 Pack_Breathing Techniques_A5.indd (ctfassets.net)
Catch it Check it Change it list: COP42414 Q1 Pack_Catch it Check it Change it_A4.indd (ctfassets.net)
Take a break pocket pack: COP42414 Q1 Pack_Take a break pocket aid_A3.indd (ctfassets.net)
Mental health awareness colouring: COP52991_Q4_World_Mental_Health_Day_digital.pdf (ctfassets.net)
Becoming a Co-op member helps them to support local causes and initiatives: Co-op Membership - Membership that makes a difference - Co-op (coop.co.uk)
Don't forget community groups can apply for funding through the Co-op fund that supports local projects and organisations: Applications now open for the Co-op Local Community Fund | Local initiatives