The Twickenham Tribune


Being kind to your mind during the pandemic

To mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (18 May to 24 May 2020), residents who are feeling low and anxious around the lockdown are reminded that there are a number of free services that can help.


In response to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme is ‘kindness’. Whilst there have been countless acts of incredible kindness shown across the borough to help with COVID-19, being kind to yourself is also important. A way of doing this is to get support for your mental health if you need it.


Below is a list of support services and resources available to residents:


Cllr Piers Allen, Lead Member for Adult Social Services, Health and Housing, and Chair of the Richmond Health & Wellbeing Board, said:


“We all have mental health, and just like physical health, Kind to your mindsometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s not.


“The current crisis and the uncertainty that comes with coronavirus means life for many is particularly difficult right now, and it is bound to affect everyone’s mental health. It’s perfectly normal to feel anxious and stressed right now, so don’t hesitate to seek support.


“This Mental Health Awareness Week is all about kindness – follow the Council on Facebook and Twitter for tips and resources on being kind to ourselves and others this week.”


For further information on Mental Health Awareness Week, visit


Courtesy London Borough of Richmond upon Thames


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