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.
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