Mental Health Awareness Week
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 10-16 May 2021. The theme is nature and the environment.
Why have we chosen nature and the environment for 2021?
We have chosen ‘Nature and the environment’ as the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16 May 2021!
The evidence is clear that access to nature is crucial for our mental health and millions of people re-discovered that during lockdowns this year. However, this was not the same for all of us. We want to explore what the barriers are and ensure everyone is able to share in the natural world and experience the mental health benefits.
The week will be an opportunity to open our eyes to the power of nature.
We have set the theme, organised and hosted Mental Health Awareness Week for the last 21 years, during which time the event has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK and globally.
The Week is an opportunity for people to talk about all aspects of mental health, with a focus on providing help and advice.
How can I get involved?
Love the theme as much as we do? Then keep your eyes peeled on this page, sign up to our newsletter and follow our social media acccounts for updates on the week. More information on how to get involved is coming soon.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 - kindness
Join us this May and help drive conversations on mental health and kindness to create lasting change.
We have a range of resources to help you celebrate the week, including social media graphics and posters.
Kindness matters guide
Take a few minutes, have a read and think about doing something kind for a friend or a stranger today.
Kindness research briefing
At its core, researchers suggest that kindness is a gesture motivated by genuine, warm feelings for others.