At Takeaway Penzance, we are committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our staff. We know that everyone experiences life challenges that can make us vulnerable and at times, anyone may need additional emotional support. We take the view that positive mental health is everybody’s business and that we all have a role to play.

Whatever your belief or fear, Covid has had a huge impact on mental wellbeing. This is on top of all the other factors that contribute to failing mental health, and the millions of people who already live with pre-existing mental illnesses, needs addressing.

We believe that no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. Getting help starts with realizing you may be suffering. Mental illnesses come in all shapes, sizes, and forms. Whether you suffer from depression, anxiety, AD(H)D or anything else, you’re not alone! Millions of us suffer from something. At this point in our lives, life is extremely hard and stressful. Mental disorder may be occasional or long-lasting (chronic). It can affect your ability to relate to others and function each day. In fact more than half of all British citizens will be diagnosed with a mental disorder at some time in their life.

Major mental illness rarely appears without warning. In the early stages before a disorder is recognized, friends and family members may start to notice small changes. They may feel something is not right about their loved one’s thinking, feelings or behaviour.

Our vision is for equality, rights, the fair treatment and maximum quality of life for all those affected by mental illness, their carers, family and friends. As one of the largest charitable providers of services for people living with mental illness, we are well placed to make a direct impact on the care people receive.

We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

Prevention is at the heart of what we do. Our knowledge, informed by rigorous research and practical based study, has been pioneering change for more than 70 years and we aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo or tackle difficult or under researched issues.

Providing round-the-clock support (literally 24 hours a day, 365 days a year), Samaritans is on a mission to prevent suicide. Call this non-judgemental service if you’re struggling, experiencing feelings of loneliness and isolation or just need someone to talk to.
Phone number: 116 123 Opening hours: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

This charity is specifically designed to support anyone who may be dealing with an eating disorder. Beat is an essential charity which can help anyone dealing with any type of eating disorder.
Phone number: 0808 801 0677 (adults), 0808 801 0677 (young people) Opening hours: 12pm – 8pm, Monday to Friday, 4pm – 8pm, weekends and bank holidays

Horrifyingly, suicide is the UK’s biggest threat to males under 45. This charity aims to combat this tragic issue with advice and support for men aged between 15 to 35.
Phone number: 0800 58 58 58 (nationwide) Opening hours: 5pm to midnight, 365 days a year

YoungMinds leads the way in supporting young people and those around them with dealing with mental health issues. Their helpline specifically addresses concerned parents.
Phone number: 0808 802 5544 Opening hours: 9:30am – 4pm, Monday to Friday

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