Mental Health Awareness Week FAQs

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

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 will take place from 14-20 May on the theme of stress

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 raise money for the Mental Health Foundation and raise awareness that mental health is the great public health challenge of our time, with two in three of us experiencing a problem at some point in our lives.

If you're holding an event, we'd love to know about it - you can fill in the details on our event map. If you're looking for events in your area - see what's going on by clicking on the placemarkers on our event map.

What resources are available?

If you're running an event for Mental Health Awareness Week or even if you just want to raise awareness, maybe via your website or social media, we have some great free resources to help you - download social media graphics and posters that you can print.

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 2018 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.