“The challenges we’ve all faced over the last 12 months have reiterated the importance of wellbeing.
“Due to life events outside of Covid (serious injuries sustained in a bike accident and the loss of my dad), I know my mental wellbeing has been on something of an extreme rollercoaster ride since February 2020 with my mood dipping very low on a couple of occasions.
“Thanks to a prompt by a friend and colleague, I asked for help.
“Guided and supported by a professional, my mental wellbeing has greatly improved and I’m in a good place with resilience building.
“Asking for help is possibly one of the bravest things anyone can do and that journey to improved wellbeing may start from talking with a friend or colleague.”
(Now retired, Colin was previously our Neighbourhood Services Team Leader).
Why not choose today to have a small conversation about mental health? What about asking a family member, friend or colleague how their day’s going? Or perhaps take a moment to tune into how you’re feeling? It has the power to make a big difference.
There are many services ready to support you if you’d like some help.
Thanks to Bolton Council and health partners for providing this information:
• Silverwellbeing Therapy Service is available on 01204 917745 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
are here for you to listen in confidence and without judgement 24 hours a day. Contact them on 116 123 (Freephone) or email email@example.com.
• Kooth offers online counselling for children and young people in Bolton 11 to 25 years old, visit www.kooth.com.
• Bolton’s Mental Health Microsite for Children and Young People - Bekindtomymind was produced with young people in Bolton and provides a directory of local services available to support young people’s mental health.
Please note: opening times may vary, so double check with the service provider before getting in touch.
Please remember, our UCAN centre teams can help with a variety of matters or concerns. Though our centres aren’t open because of Coronavirus precautions, we’re only a phone call or page click away.