We are partnering with Centre 33, a Cambridgeshire charity which supports young people, to launch our mental health awareness campaign.
Our training is designed to help you in the present and also help you prepare for the future. Every month we help you improve your physical fitness, but we would like you to spend some time thinking not just about physical health, but also mental health, both your own, and of people around you. If you sprain your ankle, you will ask for help because you know it will otherwise get worse and ultimately prevent you from doing something you want to do.
Mental health is just the same.
We all feel anxious at moments in our life, eg. the first time you are assessed for drill, your first WHT or the first time you speak to a senior officer. Anxiety is part of life; however, if it starts to be a problem then you need to talk to somebody and ask for help.
The booklet accompanying this post has been written by a charity called Centre 33. You may be aware of it through school. This toolkit covers how to manage anxiety, how to manage your worries and also your general well-being. It also gives contact details, if you would like to talk to someone.
Even if you don’t feel you are anxious, please read the guide as it may help you to recognise anxiety either in yourself, or help someone else.