Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24 May 2020

Kindness is this years theme for Mental Health Awareness Week running from 18th -24th May 2020.

The focus on kindness is a response to the coronavirus outbreak, which is having a big impact on people’s mental health.

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.

Mark Rowland, chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation, said: “We want to use Mental Health Awareness Week to celebrate the thousands of acts of kindness that are so important to our mental health. And we want to start a discussion on the kind of society we want to shape as we emerge from this pandemic.”

“One thing we have seen all over the world is that kindness is … helping people to connect and communities to cope with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.”

The Mental Health Foundation have a wide range of resources to help you spread the message through your organisation, family and friends and we recommend that you take a look here.

Essential 6 also provide a wide range of training in Mental Health wich can be delivered remotely such as:

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health Awareness

If you’re worried about mental health, wellbeing, or if you have any questions click here for advice on getting help

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