I am pleased to read that The Mental Health Foundation is IPC’s charity of the year.
Part of the money raised will pay for the creation of a free online service for the general public, which will provide simple advice to those wanting to know how to help a friend, loved one or colleague in a crisis. It supports the charity’s ‘Mental Health First Aid for All’ campaign.
When I give my presentations I give some hints and tips too as most of us have little idea of how to help someone who is suffering with a mental health illness. We know to send cards, flowers, offer practical help if a colleague, friend or relative is physically unwell but we tend to struggle if we hear they are off work with 'depression'. It is still an illness and they need and deserve TLC just the same.