Mental Health Awareness Week

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme is kindness.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 

Lou, has written a short article on how you can get involved in the week.

Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 18-24 May 2020 on the topic of kindness.

Why kindness?
One thing for sure we have seen all over the world is that kindness is prevailing during these uncertain times. Whether that is clapping to show support for our NHS, registering as a volunteer to help your community or looking out for a neighbour in need. We have learnt that amid the fear, there is also community, support and hope. 

The added benefit of helping others is that it is good for our own mental health and wellbeing. It can help reduce stress and improve your emotional wellbeing. That is all positive news for us.

So how can we get involved with Mental Health Awareness Week? 

You can do all sorts. You can decide to so some physical activities to help support your mental health.  But What sort of activities can you do? Activities that are accessible to you which include:

  • HIIT, Pilates or Yoga – whatever exercise floats your boat that day
  • Walking – it's great to try and get some fresh air every day, if possible, do it surrounded by nature
  • Baking – get your sweat on in the kitchen by cooking up a storm
  • Gardening – this can be a great workout too!

Ultimately, you can get creative in this challenge by taking on whichever form of movement makes you happy.

You might decide to take part in a fundraising activity.

Fundraising tips:

  • Create a fundraising page online – such as using Virgin Money Giving
  • Share share share! Once your page is up and running, you can share it on social media, and encourage friends and family to sponsor you
  • Not everyone is online, so think about who else you can reach out to more personally, to tell them about your challenge.
  • Get your donors involved, ask them to challenge you to different activities in exchange for donations!

For those of you who want to complete the challenge in a less-active way, we have several other options for you, including virtual quizzes and holding a virtual MHF Live. Check out different virtual fundraising tips pages to get involved.

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 to raise money.

Of course, with anything you decide to do, you must follow government guidelines at all times!