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 for 2020 is 'kindness'.

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.

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What resources are available?

If you're running an online fundraising event or even if you just want to raise awareness, maybe via your website or social media, we have a variety of resources availiable

You can also download our Mental Health Awareness Week supporter pack - filled with lots of fun and exciting ways to support during the week.

Due to COVID-19 we have had to temporarily suspend orders for our green ribbon pins and how to...guides, however you can still download each of our guides free of charge and use our vitual green ribbon pin via social media. Find out more.

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. 

Check out our list of Virtual Events that you can get involved with this May!