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Mental Health Awareness Week: don't struggle alone say local charities

Today marks the first day of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Running until May 19, this year's theme is Movement, with people being encouraged to move more for their mental wellbeing.

We spoke to Samaritans IOM, Isle Stand Up to Suicide and Victim Support IOM about how they are supporting people who are in need of help with their mental wellbeing.

Alan Faragher is a volunteer for Samaritans IOM:

David Higson lost his son to suicide in 2018 - he said it's vital for anyone feeling suicidal are supported:

Lorna Trevethan of Victim Support spoke to 3FM about the challenges victims face in terms of their mental health:

For more information about Mental Health Awareness Week, click here.

 

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