Mental Health Awareness Week
Today kicks off the start of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May). MHAW first started in 2000 and is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation annually. Over the past 18 years it has become incredibly successful in raising awareness of the scale of mental illness amongst the population and removing the stigma of talking about mental health.
What is this year’s theme?
For MHAW 2018, the theme is, ‘Stress: Are we coping?’. With research showing that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetime, and stress often being a key factor for the cause of this, it is important to know how to tackle it.
How can you get involved in MHAW 2018?
The Mental Health Foundation has come up with some great initiatives to help you get involved in raising awareness or helping those close to you to open up about their mental health. Whether you want to share a message on your personal social media pages or host a ‘Curry & Chaat’ with your friends, there are many ways that you can participate. If you need inspiration to set up your own mental health events, take a look through the Mental Health Foundation’s ideas here.
We’re proud to be supporting Mental Health Awareness Week this year so keep an eye on our social media pages as we have some great content to share with you throughout the week!
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