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Mental Health Week - 18-24 May 2020

Clockwise from top left: Lorraine Heggessey, Anna Williamson, Mental Health Foundation and Julia Streets and Stu Goldsmith

And finally, it is Mental Health Week 18-24 May 2020. This year's theme is about kindness and looking out for each other, which seems especially apt in these times of lockdown.

Lorraine Heggessey spoke on this very subject on a recent Speaker Taster Session, and talked about the need for trained mental health first aiders in workplaces; highlights are now online https://www.performingartistes.co.uk/podcast-post/8.

Back at the start of lockdown, Stuart Goldsmith and Julia Streets discussed mental health and developing mental resilience in their podcast, again on our site https://www.performingartistes.co.uk/news-post/159.

Another speaker who is particularly strong in the field, is Anna Williamson who talks openly about her own struggles with anxiety and how she has coped and adapted to it. https://www.performingartistes.co.uk/artistes/anna-williamson

Finally, you may well have seen the idents on ITV for their Britain Get Talking initiative, and there are very useful links on their site should you need help...it's a sign of strength not weakness to reach out. https://www.itv.com/news/channel/2020-05-18/mental-health-awareness-week-2020-let-s-get-talking-1/