Why the Maya Centre is involved with Mental Health Awareness Week and what you can do to support us
This week, the Maya Centre is getting involved with Mental Health Awareness Week; the theme, this year, is ''Stress, are we coping?''
‘Stress is a serious condition that can also be a root factor in many other serious mental health problems’, the Mental Health Foundation explains.
We are therefore launching our own #HelloStress campaign to shed light on the need for people to acknowledge their stress to start on the road to healthy mental wellbeing, and to highlight how stress affects the women we support everyday.
As a long-term supporter of the Maya Centre, you know that the women we work with have experienced trauma, often stemming from domestic violence, physical abuse or sexual abuse and experiences of war and conflict as well as harmful traditional practices.
In addition to pre-existing family and financial problems, this trauma results in chronic stress, pulling them into a cycle that they find hard to break.
At the Maya Centre, we respond to their distress through talking and creative therapies. We provide a safe space for women to come to terms with what has happened to them, find their ‘voice’ and learn healthier ways to relate to themselves and others.
As a result, we enable women to break the cycle of abuse for themselves and their children, to become more resilient and develop the skills and confidence to have a better life.
Our free counselling is a lifeline to the vulnerable women we support, and we need your renewed support to ensure we can keep offering our vital counselling service to women in Islington and surrounding boroughs.
To find out more, you can:
To support us, please share and like our posts on social media - using #HelloStress