Mental Health Awareness Week
Black Country Mental Health
About this fund
A fund by Jodie Rogers
Mental health is something we all have, yet still something a lot of people struggle to talk about and express freely in the same way they do their physical health. I believe everyone deserves access to support when needed, and relevant tools to support and improve their own mental health and wellbeing.
Luckily there are so many amazing charities across the UK who are doing the work. Continuing to support the work of those charities that are helping others is essential to keep challenging the stigma and ensure the right support is available to those that need it.
Why mental health matters so much to me:
When struggling with my own mental health a few years ago, I didn't really understand what was happening (despite having a degree in Psychology and having a good understanding of what mental health is). Like physical health, it's something that can change, so awareness, understanding and compassion for others is key.
I've seen many important people in my life struggle with declining mental health, and often not knowing what the best next steps are. The more awareness people have, the more people can work to prevent mental health decline rather than having to find resources when they're not in a good place.
Giving people the tools and education to help support their mental health and wellbeing will lead to prevention, and more people living happier and fulfilled lives.
Everyone deserves to feel good, and mental health is often at the heart of that. So it means a lot to me that people are able to get the support they need.