Connect with us and others through the five ways to wellbeing.
Take time for yourself and actively promote positive mental health.
We all know that eating five portions of fruit and veg and exercising every day can help maintain a healthy body, with the 5 ways to wellbeing you can help keep your mind healthy too. By sharing experiences, keeping active, helping someone out, learning a new skill and having a little fun you can make a big difference for yourself and others. Why not take on a challenge, start a support group, share your experience or put your time and energy into fundraising or volunteering for Lancashire Mind.
We all know that our physical health is important yet we often overlook the fact that our mental heath matters too. The Happier Lancashire movement brings people together to promote the five ways to wellbeing: connect, be active, take notice, keep learning, give.
Embrace the 5 ways to wellbeing, embed them into your daily life and share in the benefits that they can offer. Make your pledge for a Happier Lancashire, spread the message and become a champion within your community. As part of the movement you will receive ongoing information about simple daily actions to improve mental wellbeing.
Side by Side
Side by Side aims to improve the lives of people living with a mental health condition through peer support because talking to someone who has been there can make all the difference. As your local Peer Support Hub we are developing a directory of groups and can offer support, as well as a helping hand to inspire people to start new peer support activity.
Sign up now for free access to a range of benefits, such as group connections, regular newsletters and access to volunteers. You provide vital support to the mental health and wellbeing of people across Lancashire and we would like to support you.
Mentally Healthy Workforce
We bring Lancashire’s business community together to discuss mental health and wellbeing through our Mentally Healthier Workforce Forum. The forum addresses issues such as stress, workplace bullying and the impacts of poor mental health. Companies benefit immensely by effectively managing these issues and promoting positive mental health in the workplace.
Join the forum to share your experiences and become part of the mental wellbeing revolution. Together we can improve the mental wellbeing of Lancashire’s workforce.
The next Forum meeting will be held at HM Prison Kirkham on 7th June 2017.
Make a donation
Your support will help to shape a generation who won’t treat people differently based on their mental health. Within Lancashire, we work for people at every level of mental health to help them find the tools to stay on track and, when needed, get back on track.
All donations, no matter the amount, help towards achieving mental wellbeing for all. Whether you donate a one-off amount or commit to a monthly donation, it all goes towards supporting people in Lancashire to improve their mental wellbeing.
You can donate through JustGiving or contact us to find out about other methods of donating. Why not pledge a birthday or celebration and ask for donation instead of presents? Embrace the gift of giving and share our message whilst showing your support. Thank you
£2 a month
Could help us provide a platform for local support groups and provide access to peer support across the whole of Lancashire.
£5 a month
Could allow us to provide an advice and signposting service helping people to find the support they need.
£10 a month
Would allow us to station our wellbeing coaches in locations across the county, helping people to feel happier and healthier.
Take an interest
Become a Lancashire Mind Supporter to spread the message about the five ways to wellbeing and help towards creating a Happier Lancashire. Join our Mailing List to receive regular updates from Lancashire Mind to share with family and friends. You’ll be sent information about mental wellbeing, event invites, job alerts, volunteer opportunities and updates about our work.
Share your experience
1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health condition in any given year. Read and share stories about overcoming poor mental health and achieving positive mental wellbeing on our blog.
Visit the Lancashire Mind blog
Come and volunteer with us on one of our projects; it’s a great way to support your community, enhance your skills and improve your mental wellbeing. We are always looking for new volunteers to help support our work so check out our current volunteering opportunities.
If you don’t see a role that interests you, feel free to contact us, make a suggestion and offer your support. We welcome volunteers from all walks of life and we’re interested in hearing from local people who are open to sharing their stories and using their experiences to help others.