Buckinghamshire Mind's spring appeal for Mental Health Awareness Week
About half of the UK population is now experiencing a mental health difficulty, according to a recent Mind survey
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, it was estimated that one in four people would experience a mental health difficulty at some point in their lives.
But according to a recent Mind survey, around 50 per cent of the UK population is now experiencing a mental health difficulty.
This Mental Health Awareness Week - May 10 to 16 - local mental health charity Buckinghamshire Mind is asking people to donate to its Spring 10k Appeal, to help it continue to deliver vital mental health services to local people.
In Buckinghamshire, a quarter of people surveyed by Public Health Buckinghamshire reported high anxiety, while nearly one in 10 wanted help from mental health services.
Chief executive of Buckinghamshire Mind, Andrea McCubbin, said: “Since the first national lockdown in March, Buckinghamshire Mind has remained open by adopting new ways of working.
"Since then, we have helped thousands of people in Buckinghamshire and East Berkshire through our high-quality mental health services.
"Many of these services had to be delivered remotely, so we found new and innovative ways to reach out and be there for those who needed us.
"Please give £5, or whatever you can afford, to help us be there for everyone who needs us.”
To donate to Buckinghamshire Mind’s Spring 10k Appeal, visit here
Buckinghamshire Mind is also calling for people to speak out about mental health during Mental Health Awareness Week and join Mind’s social media campaign, ‘Share why you’re fighting for mental health’.
Remember to tag @mindcharity and use the hashtags #mhaw #fightforMH