It’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

This week is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek – and we want everyone to know about it.

Mental health is an issue that is very close to all our hearts here at SkinViva and we believe it is so important that it’s discussed.

The more that mental health is spoken about, the easier it will be to overcome.

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What is Mental Health Awareness Week?

Mental Health Awareness Week is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation in the UK and will be running from the 14-20 of May.

Each year there is a specific theme and 2018 is the year of stress.

Did you know that 2/3 of us will experience stress in our lives?

That is an extremely high figure – which means that you or someone you know is likely to be suffering with it.

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Mark Rowland, Director of Fundraising and Communications says

‘‘Raising awareness is vital for changing the way people think about mental health and events like yours help us reach more people than we ever could alone.’’

And we couldn’t agree more.

What does mental health mean to us at SkinViva?

Being part of the aesthetics industry, we are more aware of mental health than ever.

When clients come to us it is very important that we understand their psychology before anything else.

We want to know why people want treatment and how they think it is going to change their lives. We want people to get treatment for themselves, not anybody else.

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Our clinicians believe that you should only have treatment for the right reasons. We believe that treatment can help people be more confident in themselves, which may make them happier.

But we are aware that treatment alone will not make a person happy. That comes from the inside of you as an individual.

This is so important to us that our clinicians have said NO to clients before when they believe it isn’t the right thing for them and their life.

We put YOU and YOUR HAPPINESS first.

What can you do to help?

First and foremost, the best thing you can do is talk.

Talking about mental health helps it become less of a stigma and taboo, which will eventually help with tackling such a big issue.

If you suspect somebody is suffering, simply try asking how they are. Or even something as simple and sharing this blog on social media will help to spread the message.

Donating is also a massive help in beating mental health.

Click here to donate https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/donate

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