Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 runs from the 10th-16th May. The theme for this year's campaign is nature. Recent research from the Mental Health Foundation has reported becoming more connected with nature can result in:
- Reduced stress
- Improved overall wellbeing
- Feelings of positive emotions, including: calmness, joy, creativity, and improved concentration.
Reduced risk of depression and anxiety
During Mental Health Awareness Week, the Mental Health Foundation are asking YOU to do the following things:
- Experience nature: take time to recognise and grow your connection with nature during the week. Take a moment to notice and celebrate nature in your daily life. You might be surprised by what you notice!
- Share nature: Take a photo, video or sound recording and share the connections you’ve made during the week, to inspire others. Join the discussion on how you’re connecting with nature by using the hashtags #ConnectWithNature #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
- Talk about nature: use our tips, school packs, research and policy guides to discuss in your family, school, workplace and community how you can help encourage people to find new ways to connect with nature in your local environment.
For more information on the campaign, visit the Mental Health Foundation Website by clicking here.