Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time. We believe that mental health is everyone’s business.
So, for one week each May, we campaign around a specific theme for Mental Health Awareness Week.
Since our first Mental Health Awareness Week in 2001, we’ve raised awareness of topics like body image, stress and relationships.
The campaign reaches millions of people every year. This year, with your support, we want to reach more people than ever.
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.
Beyond ourselves, our report reveals how inequality is rising in our society and its harmful effects on our health.
Life expectancy is falling for the poorest for the first time in 100 years. As child poverty rises, children and young people in the poorest parts of our country are two to three times more likely to experience poor mental health than those in the richest.
After the 2008 credit crunch, it was the most vulnerable in our communities who experienced the severest consequences of austerity, with devastating effects on their mental and physical health. This not the hallmark of a kind society.
We must not make the same mistakes after this pandemic.
Find out more information on why we have chosen Kindness as the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week.
Join us 18-24 May 2020 to tell us why kindness matters to you.
How can I get involved with Mental Health Awareness Week?
Join in online
We want to get the nation talking about kindness and mental health. By joining us online, Join Us you can even reach people from around the world.