7 Oct 2019
RLWC2021 PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR EVERY MIND MATTERS CAMPAIGN
Programme launched today in partnership with the NHS
RLWC2021 has announced its support for Public Health England’s Every Mind Matters campaign, which is a programme launched today in partnership with the NHS as a new way of empowering people to manage and improve their mental health.
It is increasingly recognised that taking care of mental health is as important as maintaining good physical health, with a new PHE survey revealing more than eight in ten (83%) people have experienced early signs of poor mental health. These symptoms including feeling anxious, stressed, having low mood or trouble sleeping in the last 12 months.
Over a quarter (27%) of people who experienced signs of poor mental health waited at least six months before taking action to manage their mental health, with three quarters (74%) of those who waited this long wishing they had done so sooner.
Every Mind Matters shows people the simple steps they can take to be better prepared for life’s ups and downs. The new platform, which has been endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RGCP), will enable people to create a personalised action plan recommending a set of self-care actions to deal with stress, boost mood, improve sleep and feel in control.
A special film to promote Every Mind Matters has been written by Richard Curtis and directed by Rankin. It shows how we can all look after our mental health and will be aired at around 8:45pm on Monday night across ITV, Channel 4 and Sky channels.
The powerful film features a range of people whose lives have been affected by poor mental health, including a cast of well-known faces: Gillian Anderson, Glenn Close, Freddie Flintoff, Professor Green, Davina McCall, Jordan Stephens, Will Young, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Nadiya Hussain, Sarah Taylor, Rob Beckett, Katie Piper, Joe Sugg and Alastair Campbell.
Every Mind Matters is backed by a coalition of mental health charities and champions, including Mind, Mental Health Foundation, MHFA England, Samaritans, The Royal Foundation, Centre for Mental Health, Rethink, Time to Change, NSUN, What Works Centre for Wellbeing and Good Thinking.
This new resource is available for the public and for GPs to advise their patients to use. The NHS will also promote Every Mind Matters to its one-million plus workforce.
RLWC2021 will be announcing full details of its own mental health and wellbeing programme during the launch for the draw for the tournament in November.