Mental Health Awareness Week 18 - 24 2020
What is Mental Health Awareness Week?
Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time. Mental Health Foundation believes that mental health is everyone’s business. So, for one week each May, they've campaign around a specific theme for Mental Health Awareness Week. Since there first Mental Health Awareness Week in 2001, they’ve raised awareness of topics like body image, stress and relationships. Hundreds of schools, businesses and communities have started conversations around mental health that can change and even save lives. The campaign reaches millions of people every year. This year, with your support, Mental Health Foundation want to reach more people than ever.
One thing that we have seen all over the world is that kindness is prevailing in uncertain times. We have learnt that amid the fear, there is also community, support and hope. The added benefit of helping others is that it is good for our own mental health and wellbeing. It can help reduce stress and improve emotional wellbeing. Beyond ourselves, the research reveals that inequality is rising in our society and that this has harmful effects on our health. Let’s shape a society that tips the balance in favour of good mental health, for all of us, but especially for those who are most vulnerable.