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Raising Mental Health Awareness in Suffolk (supporting Mental Health Awareness Week 2014)

mental health awareness week

Mental Health Awareness Week from 12-18th May 2014 is raising awareness of anxiety.

Community Action Suffolk is keen to share great stories about the power of the volunteer and how it can help individuals who are recovering from mental health illnesses.

With your help, we want to reach as many people as possible to help them to understand, manage and overcome the anxiety which can impact on our daily lives, so please feel free to share our stories we are publishing this week.


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Raising Mental Health Awareness in Suffolk

Community Action Suffolk were pleased to attend an Mental Health Awareness event at Endeavour House on Wednesday 14th May 2014.

There were a many groups attending to highlight mental health issues to both visitors and staff of Suffolk County Council, especially looking at workplace wellbeing as well as Anxiety which is the Mental Health Foundation’s key theme for 2014.

Volunteering is a really great way to keep both physically and mentally fit by offering new challenges, the chance to try out new things while make new friends and connections.

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Volunteering Field Officers were on hand to talk to people about the things they could get involved with in their community, as well as chat to many people who are already volunteering lots of their time for great charities across Suffolk.

The event was organised by Suffolk Libraries Mental Health and Wellbeing Information Project, and offered people the chance to enjoy information stands, music, art and much more.

If you would like any further information about volunteering in your community please look at www.do-it.org.uk or get in touch with the Volunteering Field Officer near you, see below.


Community Action Suffolk can help you find the perfect volunteering opportunity, whether you’ve just a couple of hours to give, or you would like to commit to something longer. Visit our volunteering pages to find out more, or contact volunteering@communityactionsuffolk.org.uk