Open Minds campaign 2019

Decorating mental well-being boxes

Our mental health champions name our new campaign 'Human Kindness for Open Mindness' (sic)

Coastal West Sussex Mind is busy preparing for its new mental health anti-stigma campaign which will focus on people’s kind acts.

People who receive support from the mental health charity are collecting stories and experiences of acts of kindness that people feel have helped with their mental health. These will be printed on pocket-sized folded Z-cards and included in mini well-being boxes to raise awareness and start conversations.

Stigma stops people seeking support. So it's vital to create opportunities for people to be open and talk. Little acts of kindness can help this.

We have pre-packed mini well-being boxes to give away to the first 30 people to let us know what act of kindness has helped their mental health. Email Louisa or post on Facebook @CoastalWestSussexMind or Instagram @MindWestSussex using #NoStigmaHere.

The campaign will feature free events in Midhurst, Worthing and Littlehampton during Mental Health Awareness Week (May 13-19).

  • Midhurst, May 14, The Grange Community and Leisure Centre, Bepton Road, GU29 9HD
  • Worthing, May 14-20, Colonnade House, 47 Warwick Street, BN11 3DH
  • Details on our Littlehampton event coming soon.
  • If you'd like to create your own event, we'll provide you all the materials you need to get started.

Coastal West Sussex Mind’s anti-stigma co-ordinator Louisa Hernandez said: “There will be plenty of opportunities at our events to talk to our staff and mental health champions. Everyone is welcome."

She added: "A little kindness can make a big difference in a community to help people feel supported, less alone and able to seek help."

For more information please email: louisa.hernandez@coastalwestsussexmind.org and follow us on Facebook @CoastalWestSussexMind and Instagram @MindWestSussex.

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