Emotional Health Day
What is Emotional Health Awareness Day?
On 24th February 1997, Family Links was established to encourage and teach nurturing and relationship skills through schools, families and the wider community. Now 25 years later we are launching our first Emotional Health Awareness day and would like to invite everyone to think about their own emotional health and how they can support and develop it in others, whether in their family, in school or in their workplace.
When is Emotional Health Awareness Day?
Emotional Health Awareness Day (EHAD) is being held on the 24th February 2022, as this marks the date that Family Links, the the Centre for Emotional Health was formed 25 years ago.
How to get involved in Emotional Health Awareness Day?
At a time when everyone’s emotional health feels more crucial than ever, here are some simple ways to mark the day.
Follow us on social media and share the day with your family and friends using the hashtag #EmotionalHealthDay
Take a moment to notice how you are today. What might “looking after myself well today” look like?
What sorts of things have a settling effect on you? Make a list of your top 3 (eg going for a walk outside, having a long bath, chatting with a friend)
Think about any difficult feelings or unresolved issues that you carry around with you. Is it time to express them or let them go? Who can help you with this?
What might you do to nurture the important relationships in your life today, whether with family, friends or colleagues?
Make a plan to catch up properly with a good friend you haven’t seen for a while
Plan a fun activity with family or friends, or something you find nurturing for yourself
Listen really well to those around you today