Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) will be focusing on the power and potential of kindness. This is an important week because research shows that protecting our mental health is going to be central to us coping with and recovering from the coronavirus pandemic - with the psychological and social impacts likely to outlast the physical symptoms of the virus.
Kindness was chosen because of its singular ability to unlock our shared humanity. Kindness strengthens relationships, develops community and deepens solidarity. It is a cornerstone of our individual and collective mental health. Wisdom from every culture across history recognises that kindness is something that all human beings need to experience and practise to be fully alive.
But we also must shine a light on the ways that kindness is already flowering at this time. We have seen it in the dancing eyes of 100-year-old Captain Tom Moore as he walked his garden to raise money for the NHS and in the mutual aid groups responding to local needs. We want that kindness to spread further in every community in the UK.
- See what is being said about Mental Health Awareness Week on social media : Twitter / Facebook
- Mental Health Foundation website
- Mental health information on People First
- Every Mind Matters is a digital resource, from Public Health England, to help people to look after their mental health and support others to do the same.
- Check out activities and events in your local area to help with your mental wellbeing
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