Every year, thousands of supporters across the UK take part in Mental Health Awareness Week. This year the week will take place from 8-14 May on the theme of surviving or thriving?
Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem. This year, rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, we will seek to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.
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!
Our fundraising team have got you covered with more event ideas for the workplace, schools and your communities.
Don't forget to add your event to our activity map - you can also see what other people are planning during the week.
Spread the word
During the week we will be posting stories and information on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Please follow us to help us share our messages and to join in the discussion. You can also let us know what you're getting up to by using the tag #MHAW17.
Share your story
If you have a personal story about surviving or thriving and would like to share it with us, please send through 400 words to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By joining our mailing list to find out about our plans for the week!