Postcards from Wakefield

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week (10th-16th May), the Positive Mental Health Network in Wakefield is inviting everyone to take part in their ‘Postcards from Wakefield’ project to get more people talking about mental health.

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Supported by Spectrum People, Wakefield Council and others, this project encourages people to use postcards to write positive messages, poems, or drawings and share it with others – whether it be a family member, friend, colleague, neighbour, or stranger – with the aim of spreading positivity, building links between more people, and opening up conversations about mental health.

As the theme for the week is nature, the project is also encouraging residents to consider how they could tie this into participating in the project -with suggestions of craft pieces, knitted hearts, or messages on pebbles being left where appropriate in communities, as a reminder that someone cares. Click to find out more.

Spectrum People is an independent charity which provides meaningful activities and support for vulnerable adults across the Wakefield district. Working with partner organisations, our projects and events allow vulnerable people to access:

  • opportunities for training and education
  • community spaces providing friendship and fellowship
  • cultural and recreational activities aimed at building self esteem and confidence
  • support such as community recovery and counselling
  • information about wellbeing opportunities in their local area

We are also committed to raising awareness of factors which affect social inclusion for vulnerable people (including mental ill health, loneliness, homelessness or unstable housing, financial difficulties, physical ill health and problematic substance use) and working together to help them overcome these challenges.