World Mental Health Day 2020

On Saturday 10th October, the globe got together for World Mental Health Day. This year has undoubtedly been challenging for us all, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, making the day even more important than before.

Unlike previous years, we were unable to celebrate as we normally would. Instead, to mark the day, we asked our lovely supporters to share videos explaining what mental health means to them, and ways they manage their own mental health. Along with the Heads On team, other members of Sussex Partnership staff shared their messages, as well as those with lived experience of mental health challenges. Maria Alfieri, author of the Silent Scream anthology, also shared her thoughts, and Worthing councillor and town crier Bob Smytherman shared why mental health is so important to him. We were also joined by More radio presenter Lynsey Bartlett, and Southern Vipers cricket team captain Georgia Adams, who shared honest and open messages on this year’s World Mental Health Day.

These lovely and heart-warming messages can be found on our social media channels; Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Take a look, and don’t forget to give us a follow!

How you can help

Whether you make a donation, attend an event or fundraise for us, every penny will help make life better for people with mental health problems.