KMPT supporting Heads Together
Date: 21 February 2017
Here at Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership we have signed up to support the Heads Together campaign.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are spearheading the Heads Together campaign to end stigma around mental health. Heads Together aims to change the national conversation on mental health and wellbeing, and is a partnership with inspiring charities with decades of experience in tackling stigma, raising awareness, and providing vital help for people with mental health challenges.
Within a statement about Heads Together, the royal trio said: “Too often, people feel afraid to admit that they are struggling with their mental health. This fear of prejudice and judgement stops people from getting help and can destroy families and end lives. Heads Together wants to help people feel much more comfortable with their everyday mental well being and have the practical tools to support their friends and family.”
We agree. The more we talk about mental health, the more people will understand how it can impact lives and how just a simple conversation may be a lifeline to someone struggling with mental ill health.
Here in Kent and Medway we are encouraging our communities, staff and patients to listen and talk more about mental health with our own #ListenUp! campaign.
We'll be supporting in many ways over the next few weeks. Keep an eye on Twitter @kmptnhs, Facebook @kmpt.nhs or our website for more information.