New Mental Health Campaign For Yorkshire Coast

New Mental Health Campaign For Yorkshire Coast

A new campaign has been launched for better mental health on the Yorkshire Coast. Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and North East Lincolnshire Mind, are encouraging people to talk about the elephant in room that is often described as our mental health. The expression "elephant in the room" is a symbolic phrase for an important or enormous topic, question, or controversial issue that is obvious, or that everyone knows about but no one mentions or wants to discuss. The #ElephantInTheRoom campaign, which officially launches today on 1st July 2020, has two parts, each with the aim of promoting positive mental health and get people taking about their own mental health. The idea for the campaign came about after Charlotte Andrews, the charities’ Information and Advice Worker, took part in the 2.6 challenge earlier this year and decided to crochet elephants to raise money for better mental health. Charlotte then joined forces with Charlotte Lidster, a volunteer at the charity, who helped to make more mini elephants. Over 100 elephants were made which raised just over £1000. Explaining more, Charlotte Andrews, Information and Advice Worker at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and North East Lincolnshire Mind said “I am quite an anxious person and I get stressed very easily. Crocheting has been amazing for my wellbeing and it really helps me focus my mind on creating something. Understanding what it is like to worry about anything and everything is one of the reasons I am so passionate about mental health and breaking that stigma. When ...
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