THE importance of quality relationships and the positive impact they can have on a person’s health and wellbeing is being highlighted by local doctors.
NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week (May 16-22), to promote the benefits of good relationships and to tackle the barriers preventing them from forming.
The awareness week is run by the Mental Health Foundation and aims to inform people about how vital relationships are and to encourage people to make a ‘relationship resolution’, taking a closer look at their relationships and how these can be improved and built upon.
Dr Richard Davies, interim chair and clinical lead for NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG said: “When we think of improving our health and wellbeing, we often focus on things like healthy eating, exercising more or stopping smoking.
“Other lifestyle factors are also very important and having quality relationships with friends, family members and colleagues can go a long way to helping us feel much better within ourselves.
“Pressures on work-life balance and communicating much more online can make building relationships difficult, but this awareness week aims to highlight the need to prioritise relationships and the benefits these can have on our lives.”
You can make your ‘relationship resolution’ by visiting http://bit.ly/1rThOPM.
Find out more about the awareness week, including further ways that you can get involved, events that are taking place near you and more information about the Mental Health Foundation, by visiting http://bit.ly/1V6sjet.