Approximately one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. Mental Health Awareness Week aims to get people talking about their mental health and reduce the stigma that can stop people from asking for help. During this pandemic, millions of us have experienced a mental health problem and perhaps seen someone we know struggle.
This week during Mental Health Awareness Week we encourage everyone to slow down, take a step back, connect with nature, read a good book (our libraries are full of great stories) and breathe. Reach out and talk.
Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event when there is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health. The Mental Health Foundation started the event 21 years ago. Each year the Foundation continues to set the theme, organise and host the Week. The event has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK and globally.
Mental Health Awareness Week is open to everyone. It is all about starting conversations about mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect it. This year we want as many people as possible – individuals, communities and governments – to think about connecting with nature and how nature can improve our mental health.
To learn more visit: Mental Health Foundation.