Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16 May 2021
What is Mental Health Awareness Week?
Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event, themed to focus on achieving good mental health.
It´s all about starting conversations about mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect it.
What is Mental Health?
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.
Climate Change and Mental Health Connections
We may hear less about the impact of climate change on health and mental health, but climate change poses a threat to public health, including mental health.
This could range from mild stress and distress, to anxiety, and it is important to recognise it and talk about it.
What can you do during the Week?
This year the focus is on noticing nature and connecting to the nature every day.
Stop to listen to the birdsong, smell the freshly cut grass, take care of a house plant, notice any trees, flowers or animals nearby.
Take a moment to appreciate these connections.
We´d encourage you to join in by sharing images/videos/or just sound recordings of the nature on your doorstep (and how this made you feel) on social media using #ConnectWithNature and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek