I would like to suggest investment in free events *by paid facilitators to support the understanding of mental health, mental health skills and emotional resilience in the local community. As a occupational therapist who works in mental health I am always surprised at the lack of events which could really make a difference, especially because our occupational profile is key to both recovery but also promotion of healthy mental health and with the lack of community resources, increase in social media, increase in economic struggles it is hard for people to know how to promote their mental health in such a climate but also how to prevent a spiral in their mental health.
It would also be great to have a local community resource such as a therapy garden or mural to increase community cohesion and building role identities that are more than someone who is perhaps unemployed, lonely or mentally unwell.
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