Last week in the lead up to World Mental Health Day, Porterhouse joined our charity partner, YoungMinds, by taking part in their #HelloYellow initiative to show young people that they are not alone if they are struggling with their mental health.
Our team supported the day with an article about the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of young people, with some useful information for those who are feeling challenged. Others embraced the #HelloYellow theme by dressing in yellow and making a donation to the charity, and many used a branded backdrop for our company wide weekly meeting and painted our town(hall) yellow.
YoungMinds is a charity that looks after the mental health of children and young people, with a mission of making sure all young people get the mental health support they need. As a busy healthcare communications agency, the team at Porterhouse is very aware of the importance of mental health and we are proud to support the essential work that YoungMinds does.
A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical one. You will not be wasting anyone’s time.
If you need help in a mental health crisis the NHS urgent mental health helpline provides 24-hour advice and support for you or someone you care for. Please follow this link to find a local NHS urgent mental health helpline in England
Call 999 or go to A&E now if:
• Someone’s life is at risk- for example they have seriously injured themselves or taken an overdose
• You do not think you can keep yourself or someone else safe
Free listening and support services are also available which offer confidential advice from trained volunteers
• YoungMinds Text YM to 85258 for free 24/7 support
• Samaritans- Call 116-123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a reply within 24 hours