June 12th has 6 special occasions, hold your hats we’re going in.
- World loving day.
Text, call or tell someone in person how much you love them! Grab a colleague a coffee or cake just because. Call your nan! Talk to a stranger on the train/subway to work or give them a compliment. It really isn’t hard to make sure everyone feels loved but every day it is overlooked.
2. Peanut butter cookie day.
I made peanut butter cookies, especially for this post! Check it out here.
3. International falafel day.
I have never personally tried falafel (basically a sin) but I like chickpeas and squashed things so I’m sure I would like it. Falafel’s origination is controversial according to Wikipedia, that it was originally made in Egypt to get through Lent. Click here for some great recipes!
4. Red rose day.
Each rose colour has a meaning, see the below choices. Red clearly means love which fits very nicely with the loving day! Give the gift of love today with a bunch of red roses.
5. Superman day.
Grab your Superman jammies and settle in for a Superman marathon. There are about 7/8 Superman films free on Amazon prime if you pay for the membership! There isn’t any on English Netflix but I’m sure you could download some on Sky.
6. Call your doctor day.
Call 0800 58 58 58 – 5pm to midnight every day
Visit the webchat page
Childline – for children and young people under 19
Call 0800 1111 – the number won’t show up on your phone bill
The Silver Line – for older people
Call 0800 4 70 80 90
Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)
A charity helping people living with manic depression or bipolar disorder.
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15-35.
Charity for sufferers of depression. Has a network of self-help groups.
Men’s Health Forum
24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Mental Health Foundation
Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.
Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am-10pm)
Support for people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Includes information on treatment and online resources.
Phone: 0845 390 6232 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm)
A charity run by people with OCD, for people with OCD. Includes facts, news and treatments.
Phone: 0845 120 3778 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
Young suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri,10am-5pm & 7-10pm. Weekends 2-5pm)
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)
Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.
SANEline: 0300 304 7000 (daily, 4.30-10.30pm)
Textcare: comfort and care via text message, sent when the person needs it most: http://www.sane.org.uk/textcare
Peer support forum: www.sane.org.uk/supportforum
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)