As we mark World Mental Health Day on Saturday (October 10th), Rachel Maclean, MP for Reddith, is encouraging residents to reach out to friends and family to ask if they are okay.

Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but World Mental Health Day is a great day to show your support for better mental health and start looking after your own wellbeing.

This World Mental Health Day is arguably the most important one yet due to the impact of lockdown and the huge impact this has had on us all.

The mental health charity, Mind, is hoping to bring everyone together to mark the day by each doing one thing for better mental health.

Rachel will be doing one thing for better mental health by reaching out to friends and family for a chat and to ask if they are okay. Research shows that talking is good for our mental health.

Rachel said:

“We’ve made great progress in breaking down the stigma around mental health, and rightly we’re all talking about mental health more, but there’s still more we can do.

“This World Mental Health Day, the charity, Mind, are encouraging us all to each do one thing for better mental health. I’ll be reaching out to friends and family, and I’m encouraging everyone to do the same.

“We all have to look after our mental health – I know I do. The stresses of everyday life can often take their toll, so taking just a few minutes each day to pause and to reach out to friends and family really can help.”

For information and support visit: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/