Mental Health Awareness Week FAQs

What is Mental Health Awareness Week and when does it happen?

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from Monday 18 to Sunday 24 May 2020. The theme is yet to be announced!

Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all. 

Mental Health Awareness Week has been run by the Mental Health Foundation since 2001.

How can I get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week?

During Mental Health Awareness Week, hundreds of events take place around the country to raise awareness for mental health. Schools, businesses, community groups and even people in their own homes host events to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation.

What resources are available?

If you're running an event or even if you just want to raise awareness, maybe via your website or social media, we will be producing resources in the lead up to the week.

In addition, we also have some resources that you can purchase from our online shop. Our green ribbon pin badges - the international symbol of mental health awareness - have proved to be extremely popular.

We also have a number of printed publications: among our titles are 'How to look after your mental health' and 'How to manage and reduce stress'.

All proceeds go towards our goal of creating a world with good mental health for all.

How can I fundraise during Mental Health Awareness Week?

The Mental Health Foundation is a charity that relies on public donations and grant funding to deliver and campaign for good mental health for all. Our main fundraising initiative for Mental Health Awareness Week is Curry & Chaat. The aim of Curry & Chaat is simple: get together with friends, enjoy a delicious curry and raise money for the Mental Health Foundation and our vision of a world with good mental health for all and for a less stressed nation.

Our events team have got you covered with some other great event ideas.