Our Public Engagement work is focused on offering the public evidence-based, free information to help them look after their own and their loved ones’ mental health.
We are the home of Mental Health Awareness Week which takes place every May and mark other events like World Mental Health Day in October. Throughout the year we run awareness campaigns targeting some of the people most at risk of mental ill health.
You can find out more about some of our public engagement work below.
Mental Health Awareness Week
Hosted every May by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event where there is an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health.
The green ribbon is the international symbol for mental health awareness. Wear a green ribbon to show colleagues, loved ones or simply those you walk past that you care about their mental health.
World Mental Health Day
The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. The theme of 2021 was 'Mental health in an unequal world'.
What's Up with Everyone?
For this campaign, we partnered with Fastn and Leaders Unlocked to talk to young people about healthy relationships; what's important, how they recognise, build and maintain healthy relationships, and how relationships impact mental health.
Behind the Books
The #BehindtheBooks university campaign aims to help uni students talk about their mental health, to realise when they’re struggling, to provide tips on ways to cope, and to normalise the ups and downs of uni life.
Our work on men's mental health
When we consider men’s mental health it’s hard to look beyond the fact that suicide is a leading cause of death for men up to the age of forty. We want to share with you the work we do at the Mental Health Foundation to tackle men's mental health.
Prevention is something that we can all individually help with. A short conversation with another person can sometimes be enough to make the difference between life and death for them.
Every Mind Matters
Every Mind Matters is a campaign run by NHS England, which features the mental health tool My Mind Plan at the heart of their resources and advice for those facing mental health problems.
The #UnlockLoneliness campaign aims to raise awareness of loneliness in young people, provide tips to help you cope and actions that the government can take to tackle loneliness.