Please Note: This blog post is in support of the Mental Health Foundation
Every year, thousands of supporters across the UK take part in Mental Health Awareness Week. This year the week will take place from May 16-22 on the theme of relationships.
Healthy and supportive relationships are key to good mental health. Join in celebrating the people and connections in our lives that add to our wellbeing and help us thrive.
Hold an event:
Think about ways you can bring people together and start conversations around mental health. Some suggestions could be to:
- Host a wellbeing walk – with friends, colleagues or people in your community
- Set up a stand in your local hospital, community centre, library or supermarket
- Hold a series of lectures or talks on mental health – make it as interactive as possible and get the audience involved!
The Mental Health Foundation fundraising team have got you covered with more event ideas for the workplace, schools and your communities.
Don’t forget to add your event to our activity map – you can also see what other people are planning during the week.
Spread the word:
During the week the Mental Health Foundation will be posting stories and information on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Please follow them to help them share their messages and to join in the discussion. You can also let them know what you’re getting up to by using the tag #MHAW16.
Share your story:
If you have a personal story about how relationships have been a source of strength in your life and would like to share it, please send through 400 words to email@example.com
Mental Health Awareness Week FAQs
Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 will take place from 16-22 May on the theme of relationships.
If you would like to support Mental Health Awareness Week as an organisation, please get in touch via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find out ways to get your workplace involved here.