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7th Dec, 2021

'How are you doing Worcestershire?' - new mental health campaign launched

A NEW mental health campaign launched across the county is asking: ‘How are you doing Worcestershire?’

It is aimed at ensuring everyone is feeling okay after the uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, lockdowns and restrictions.

The past 18 months has affected different people in different ways – a factor recognised by The Public Health team at Worcestershire County Council which has launched the drive.

People across Worcestershire are being encouraged to talk about how they are feeling – an opportunity for residents to share their stories of how the pandemic had personally affected them, what they had done to cope and how they were feeling now.

Dr Kathryn Cobain, Director of Public Health in Worcestershire, said: “It’s been tough for us all for a while now, so we are keen to find out how our residents are getting on.

“Not everyone is comfortable with the easing of restrictions and the return to ‘the new normal’ so we really do want to hear from you, to understand how you are doing, and what being well means to you.”

She added by understanding how people were feeling, the authority could work with residents to signpost them to suitable help and the services they needed to enable them to feel well and enjoy life to the full.

Everyone is welcome to visit facebook.com/groups/how.are.you.doing.worcestershire/ to be part of the conversation, share ideas, chat and get support.

The page will provide an array of advice, hints and tips for how people can feel better.

The insights gathered will also help Public Health Worcestershire prepare for the forthcoming Health and Well Being Board Strategy Consultation launching early next year.

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