This week is Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 and the theme this year is Relationships.
Mental Health Foundation are calling on people to commit to maintaining good relationships with friends, family and colleagues. They believe that we need to understand how important positive relationships are to our health and wellbeing. We cannot flourish as individuals and communities without them. In fact, they are as important as better-established lifestyle factors, such as eating well, exercising more and stopping smoking.
The charity are asking everyone to go the extra mile in prioritising their relationships. They are calling on people to make a relationship resolution to assess how much time we actively commit to building and maintaining good relationships, and to ask whether we can invest more in being present with and listening to friends, family and colleagues.
Looking Forward also believe in the importance of maintaining positive relationship with children and young people and their families and friends. We continue to work with children who have suffered a breakdown in relationships either with family or friends whether it be due to a trauma, abuse or the loss of a loved one. We also work with families to provide therapeutic services in order to build these relationships.