Kerys and Dan meet mental health heroes

Over the past few weeks, Blues have been reaching out to key workers to thank them for the fantastic work they are doing to keep the city moving during the Covid-19 crisis. 

Mental health has arguably become more important than ever with the impact of Covid-19 and lockdown taking its toll on young people. 

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Kerys Harrop and Dan Crowley reached out to two inspiring key workers to learn about the support available for young people in this uncertain and challenging time. 

Damion Begley, General Manager at Forward Thinking, and Elaine Kirwan, Deputy Chief Nurse at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital, have worked tirelessly to keep mental health services open and available.   

In the revealing and enlightening interview, Dan talks openly about struggles with his own mental health and why mental health awareness is a cause he cares passionately about. 

Watch the interview in full below: 

Are you struggling to cope?

Forward Thinking Birmingham offers a wide range of emotional support, guidance and reassurance. 

To find out more and get advice on how to cope and manage, click here.