Jonny Benjamin backs wellbeing campaign

Mental health campaigner Jonny Benjamin today lends his voice to Second Step’s wellbeing campaign #WhatMakesMeWell.

Jonny, who has 35,500 followers on Twitter and campaigns for suicide prevention, reveals that he escapes to the countryside for his wellbeing. “It’s important for me to get away from it all from time to time. That’s what keeps me well.”

The campaign, which was launched this summer as part of Second Step’s 30th anniversary celebrations, encourages people to think about what makes them and keeps them well and to post a short film clip or photograph on Instagram @wearesecondstep using #WhatMakesMeWell.

Second Step volunteer Claire Robinson-Ayres who came up with the campaign idea said: “We’re so excited to have Jonny on board. He’s an absolute inspiration to me and many others.”

Aileen Edwards, Second Step’s Chief Executive, said: “We hope Jonny’s backing will encourage people to join our campaign to become more mindful about how to keep well. Wellbeing is essential for mental health and a cornerstone of what we do here at Second Step through our support work and our Wellbeing College.”

Jonny Benjamin became a mental health campaigner after a stranger saved his life by persuading him not to jump off a bridge in London. Since then he campaigns for suicide prevention and says: it’s ok to struggle, please talk about mental health.

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