Mental Health Awareness Week 2016
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 us 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 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.
You can add your event to the 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 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.
Visit the website for more information.