Jack Mclean and Vanessa Browning

Spotlight on mental health in Lincolnshire

Mental health will be under the spotlight in South Holland with new initiatives.

Community Mind Matters will be going live via Zoom next month for training.
The December 11 session will concentrate on training your brain for happiness.
It will be hosted by committee member and hypnotherapist Emma Rose.
“Through this session people can begin to understand the workings of their brain and how it can be utilised to enable happiness and success in your life,” she said.
Founder of Community Minds Matter, Vanessa Browning (pictured above with Coun Jack Mclean), said the growing need for mental health support needed to be addressed.
“If there is a positive response to this session we will aim to continue providing more online groups and activities,” she said.
The group launched a Mental Health Matters bench in January at Ayscoughfee Gardens. Every Monday from noon until 2pm a volunteer support worker is on hand to talk with people who face issues with depression, loneliness, anxiety and bereavement.
Lincolnshire residents are also being reminded that the county has its own confidential mental health and emotional wellbeing helpline. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“You might be in emotional distress and feel that there is nowhere else to turn, equally you may be caring for someone else and finding it difficult to cope,” said Rachel Redgrave, head of Mental Health Transformation at Lincolnshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.
The number 0800 001 4331 and is manned by highly-trained support workers.
“In addition to providing the support, guidance and information you may need, contacting the mental health helpline can give you a feeling of relief, wellbeing and peace of mind,” added Rachel.

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