Mental Health Awareness Week takes place 13 – 19 May 2019 and this year NHS Southend and NHS Castle Point & Rochford Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) are urging people, especially young people, to protect and sustain their mental health. The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.
A successful virtual death café was held on Wednesday 15 May at Southend’s Civic Centre on Facebook as a live stream as part of the annual Dying Matters Awareness Week (13-19 May) about advance care planning for death and has attracted over 500 views to date.
As part of the annual Dying Matters Awareness Week (13-19 May), Southend, Castle Point and Rochford residents are being encouraged to talk about their end of life wishes by NHS Southend and NHS Castle Point and Rochford Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG).
This could include such things as what they want to have achieved during the course of their lives, to what colours should be worn at their funeral.
This year’s theme is ‘Are We Ready?’ and the campaign aims to break down the fear and taboo associated with death, dying and bereavement and get people talking more openly. The campaign will also be supported on social media using #DyingMatters and #AreWeReady?