We are open Monday to Friday between 9.00am – 5.00pm. Isle Listen is not a crisis service and only offers planned interventions. Should you or someone you know be in need of immediate support outside of our office hours you should contact Manx Care’s 24 hour Crisis Response and Home Treatment Team on 01624 642860 or the Emergency Services on 999.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

9th – 15th May

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event founded and hosted every May by the Mental Health Foundation.

The week is an opportunity to focus on achieving good mental health and wellbeing and removing the stigma that surrounds mental health. Each year, the event has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK and globally.

This year’s theme is Loneliness.

You can find out more at mentalhealth.org.uk

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How you can get involved

Have a ‘Brew & a Bun’ – Tuesday 10th

It isn’t always easy to get out and meet people when we’re feeling lonely. So, why not join us for a coffee and a bun at our Centre at Skanco Court, between 9am and 12pm. Or, host your own coffee morning?

Join us for a Sea Dip for Your Sanity – Saturday 14th

Sea dipping is a great way to support your mental health as well as making new friends. So, come and join us on Saturday 14th May on Ramsey Beach at 8am, for our latest Sea Dip for Your Sanity, which is kindly sponsored by Ramsey Crookall.

Making Life Great Outdoors – Monday 9th

Andy and Kate from Happy Explorer & Soul Adventures are joining up with Isle Listen to mark Mental Health Awareness week with an adventure in the forest! This fantastic free event is open to all children aged 5 – 11 years. Click to learn more and book!

Special Offer Training Course – Just £10 per person!

During Mental Health Awareness Week, we are offering our 3 hour “Looking after yourself and others” course at the reduced price of just £10 per person which will also touch upon the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, loneliness. Click to learn more.

Join Manx National Heritage at Castle Rushen – Sunday 15th

Come to Castle Rushen on Sunday 15th May to have a chat and guided tour of the Castle, get involved with the Friends of MNH community and learn how MNH spaces can be great for your mental health.

Walk with the Manx Footpaths Conservation Group – Sunday 15th

Join the Manx Footpaths Conservation Group on a social walk of around 5-miles, starting in Maughold.

Generously supported by Cains

Wear something green – Friday 13th

Wear something green on Friday 13th May and make a donation to show your support. Nothing green to wear? Don’t worry, you can still show your support by buying one of our pin badges or wristbands.

Change your logo to green

Show that you support stopping the stigma that surrounds mental health by changing your logo to green, like Manx National Heritage did last year!

Light up green

Many local businesses and landmarks are changing colour and going green in a show of support for Isle Listen and Mental Health Awareness Week. Get in touch to find out how you can get involved.

Get a team together for our Sea Dip – Saturday 15th

Come and join us on Saturday 14th May on Ramsey Beach at 8am, for our latest Sea Dip for Your Sanity, which is kindly sponsored by Ramsey Crookall.

Have an office bake sale

We don’t need to tell you how much the atmosphere in the office improves when there’s cake! Why not hold a bake sale while raising funds to help support our work?

Special Offer Training Course – Just £10 per person!

During Mental Health Awareness Week, we are offering our 3 hour “Looking after yourself and others” course at the reduced price of just £10 per person, which will also touch upon the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week: Loneliness. Click to learn more.

Generously supported by Conister Bank

Classroom activities

We’ve prepared some short activities that range from 15-30 minutes each, to support you in the classroom each day during Mental Health Awareness Week. These activities will help raise awareness of the topic of loneliness and mental health.

Wear something green – Friday 13th

Wear something green on Friday 13th May and make a donation to show your support. Nothing green to wear? Don’t worry, you can still show your support by buying one of our pin badges or wristbands.

Primary school poetry competition – Entry is now closed

We’re inviting primary school children to submit a poem about the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, loneliness. There will be 7 winning poems which will be broadcast on Energy FM – one for each day of Mental Health Awareness Week. Each winner will also receive a bag of special mental health boosting prizes! Read all the details here.

Resources

Download one of our full guides, or a poster, to get involved and promote Mental Health Awareness Week in your school, work or community group.

The gift of life changing support

Your donations make a real and lasting difference.

We know how important it is to have access to vital early intervention mental health support. We provide our therapeutic support completely free of charge to those who need us, but did you know for every hour of therapeutic support we provide, our charity has to fundraise £135.

It could be as simple as donating the cost of your morning coffee or weekly take out, or you might want to donate an hour of your salary.

Helping in any of these amazingly generous ways enables us to offer live changing support to a young person who is struggling and continue our “Stop the stigma” mental health campaign.

 

How your donations help

Gives a young person the opportunity to access our Listening Service in school to talk about feelings they’re finding difficult to manage such as bullying or exam stress.

Provides 2 days of activity workshops for children focusing on confidence-building and self-esteem.

Provides a young person access to a higher level of therapeutic support around issues such as self-harm, gender issues and mild to moderate anxiety.