How are you really feeling?

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Just asking someone how they are really feeling could save a life.

It's OK to talk about mental health

Our How Are You Really Feeling campaign supports everyone to feel more confident in taking action to take care of their mental health and wellbeing –  with tips on how to ask if someone is really OK. Highlighting a range of self-care actions to promote good mental health and tackle common problems, as well as signposting wider resources and services for those in greater need, our aim is to support our Cornwall and Isles of Scilly community to be better informed and equipped to look after their own mental health and support others.

The idea for this campaign came from the Cornwall Towards Zero Suicide collaborative conferences held over 2016 and 2017 which is a multi-agency approach funded by the Duchy Charity.

Request a pack

If you'd like to display the leaflets in your workplace, community space or local shop you can email phdesk@cornwall.gov.uk to request leaflets and posters.

We'd love to hear from you

If you have used our leaflet and it helped you to help someone, we'd really love it if you could tell us by emailing phdesk@cornwall.gov.uk

Further help

The NHS Every Mind Matters | One You (www.nhs.uk) website is full of advice on how having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. They have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

For those who want to learn more about common problems there are more in-depth modules on stress, sleeplessness, anxiety and low mood. There is also information on Trauma, OCD, panic and social anxiety.  Each module contains information on what can cause changes in people’s mental  health, possible signs to look out for, advice on things you can do and importantly, explain what’s OK and when people should seek further support, including links to IAPT. Advice is also available for those who want to support others who are struggling with their mental health.

Children's mental health | Every Mind Matters | One You (www.nhs.uk) There are times when we all feel the strain. As parents and carers, there are ways we can support children and young people to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy.

Self-care tips for young people | One You (www.nhs.uk) Knowing what steps we can take to support our mental wellbeing can help us feel better, sleep better and have better relationships with the people around us – and that goes not just for today but for the future too.

Link to our Mental health pages.

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