Mental health and wellbeing

Our mental health and wellbeing are central to our overall quality of life and general health. Mental health problems are widespread and common. Every year, one in four adults experiences at least one mental disorder. We can all do something to improve happiness for ourselves and others. These pages aim to help you get support when you need it and give you information and advice about increasing and maintaining your own mental health and wellbeing.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

11 - 15 May is Mental Health Awareness Week, an annual campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues.  The theme for 2015 is Mindfulness.

 You can find out more about the week on the Mental Health Foundation website at

http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/mentalhealthawarenessweek/

 At its heart, mindfulness is about appreciating the present and not regretting the past or worrying about the future.

You can find practical advice for incorporating mindfulness into your life and also more about what’s happening locally during the week on the Mind in Brighton & Hove website at http://www.mindcharity.co.uk/

Preston Park Recovery Centre Artists Open House

Also during May, the Mental Health Recovery Centre at 18 Preston Park Avenue is participating in the Artists Open Houses as part of Brighton  Festival. The house will be open for people to come and view from 3-6pm over three weekends in May – 9th/ 10th, 16th/17th and 23rd/24th.

The exhibition has been organised by a group of over 20 people who use the Recovery Service, the team at Preston Park and Judy Martin, a local artist who is the guest Curator. This inspirational exhibition includes a diverse mix of painting, sculpture, photography and film.

More information on this short film: https://youtube/U6xex_JQaQ8