The History of Mental Health Awareness Week

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Since our first Mental Health Awareness Week in 2000, we've pushed topics like as loneliness, anger, fear, exercise, alcohol and friendship into the public sphere.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2014
Mental Health Awareness Week 2014

Anxiety was the theme of Mental Health Awareness Week in 2014.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2013
Mental Health Awareness Week 2013

The topic of Mental Health Awareness Week 2013 was 'Let's Get Physical'. We promoted the benefits of physical activity for mental wellbeing.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2012
Mental Health Awareness Week 2012

'Doing Good' was the focus of 2012's Mental Health Awareness Week.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2011
Mental Health Awareness Week 2011

In 2011, we raised awareness of how sleep impacts on our mental health.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2010
Mental Health Awareness Week 2010

In 2010, the topic of Mental Health Awareness Week was Loneliness and Mental Health.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2009
Mental Health Awareness Week 2009

In 2009, we raised awareness about the impact fear and anxiety has on our lives.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2008
Mental Health Awareness Week 2008

In 2008, we looked at problem anger and mental health.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2007
Mental Health Awareness Week 2007

In 2007 we raised awareness about the importance of friendship and its positive impact on mental health.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2006
Mental Health Awareness Week 2006

In 2006 we lauched a report focusing on the powerful links between alcohol and mental health, and looked at why people drink alcohol.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2005
Mental Health Awareness Week 2005

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2005, we launched a year-long campaign to raise awareness about the effectiveness of exercise.

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