This World Mental Health Day is the most important one yet because this year has been a tough one for us all. The months of lockdown and loss have had a huge impact on our mental health. 

According to Mind research with over 16,000 people, we know that more than half of adults (60%) and over two thirds of young people (68%) said their mental health got worse during lockdown. Whilst research  by Rethink Mental Illness shows that nearly 80% of people living with mental illness say that Covid-19 and the national response have made their mental health worse.

This World Mental Health Day is a chance for you to show the people around you that prioritising their mental health is more important than ever. 

As a local, independent mental health charity, we understand your needs and we tailor our services to match. Services include talking therapies, peer support, advocacy, employment and housing support. Nobody should face a mental health problem alone. 

Whether you’re looking to take the first steps towards getting some help, want to find out more about the best ways to reach out to those around you or play your part in creating a fairer world for those of us with mental health conditions- now is the time. Click here to find out more

Making simple changes or taking small steps to prioritise our mental health doesn’t need to be complicated or take up loads of time. But it can be hard to know where to start sometimes.  For example, you can start by sharing your stories so others can see that they're not alone in the challenges they're facing. Your experiences can help others. Take a look at our blog for real experiences shared by our supporters, volunteers and staff. Click here to find out more

Further help


 The Blackburn with Darwen Time to Change Hub is delivering a number of free workshops throughout October in support of World Mental Health Day! These workshops will explore the impact of mental health stigma and discrimination and look at the ways we can use our own stories to help tackle stigma! The virtual workshops will take place on:

  • 14th Oct, 10am-12pm: Social Contact
  • 22nd Oct, 4pm-6pm: Challenging Stigma and Discrimination 
  • 29th Oct, 4pm-6pm: Social Contact  

To book your free spot Click here


We are aware that for many organisations coronavirus is creating a lot of uncertainty and this may be having an impact on your business and employees in a number of ways. We are here to support you. Whether you’ve been impacted by furlough, job losses or other workplace related pressures we are here for you. To request your free guide to workplace wellbeing email [email protected]  

Training for workplaces and individuals 
We also offer powerful training covering a wide range of mental health related topics to organisations and individuals across Lancashire. Helping to empower people to understand more about mental health and how to have meaningful and impactful conversations. There are a number of commissioned training opportunities across Lancashire & South Cumbria, please contact [email protected] for more details about all our training courses. 

Lancashire Mind is a company limited by guarantee (company number 3888655) and a registered charity in England and Wales (registered number 1081427) at 80-82 Devonshire Road, Chorley, Lancs, PR7 2DR. Lancashire Mind are registered with the Fundraising Regulator. For all enquiries, call us on 01257 231660.
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