A lot on our minds

October 2020

October is ‘A Lot On Our Minds’ month. We have all had a lot on our minds recently.

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The pandemic has taught us a lot. We are discovering each other as human beings. Genuinely, asking how are you doing? We are rediscovering friendship and connection.

People are showing a new vulnerability, there is no shame in being fragile or in suffering. We are stronger than we think we are and we can work through very difficult circumstances. We can be very resourceful and creative.

It’s OK not to be OK. We don't have to be perfect, the world is imperfect, we don't have to put on a brave face. We want to be generous towards other people.

We can be more honest about feelings, fears and anxieties. We are not always in control of, or responsible for, what happens to us.

People have a greater awareness of the importance of mental health and the old stigma attached to mental help is losing power.

Making Space have had ‘a lot on our minds’ this year but the exceptional dedication, hard work and flexibility of our staff to maintain services and support the people who use are services has been exceptional.

One example are teams working hard to secure grants to purchase and distribute tablet computers and craft packs to some of the most isolated people we are supporting.

If you would like to help us provide more activities for people in need then please click here to make a donation https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/ALotOnOurMinds

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