Mental Health Awareness Week

Build awareness of mental health issues during Mental Health Awareness Week - 11-17 May


In less than two weeks, the Mental Health Foundation will be marking Mental Health Awareness Week (11-17 May).

The week provides an opportunity to stimulate debate and discussion around public mental health and the measures that individuals can proactively take to improve their own mental health. Previous years have focused on anxiety, loneliness and the impact of physical activity on mental health. This year, they will be highlighting the practice of mindfulness.

Mindfulness is a positive response to the pressures of everyday life. It is not a cure for serious mental health problems, but there is a growing body of evidence that it can help many people reduce stress and anxiety, and can also help prevent recurrent depression. During the week the Mental Health Foundation will be drawing attention to the evidence that now underpins the practice of mindfulness and highlight case studies of individuals who have benefited from incorporating mindfulness into their daily lives.

More specifically:

  • The Mental Health Foundation will be re-launching its popular BeMindful.co.uk website
  • They will be publishing an authoritative survey of people’s awareness of mindfulness, and more broadly on public levels of stress, anxiety and depression
  • There will be a host of events taking place throughout the UK from read-a-thons to flash mobs, as individual supporters mark their commitment to promoting good mental health
  • Want to know all about Mindfulness and how you can get involved with Mental Health Awareness Week 2015? Find out everything you need to know including receiving your supporter pack and registering your event by visiting the Mental Health Foundation website

    Written by Teaching Resources Support on April 30, 2015 12:32


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