Updated: Jun 4, 2020
This week (18th - 24th May) is Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme this year is kindness.
The Mental Health Foundation works to prevent mental health problems. They will drive change towards a mentally healthy society for all, and support communities, families and individuals to live mentally healthier lives, with a particular focus on those at greatest risk.
Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time. We believe that mental health is everyone’s business. So, for one week each May, the Mental Health Foundation campaign around a specific theme for Mental Health Awareness Week.
Since the first Mental Health Awareness Week in 2001, they've raised awareness of topics like body image, stress and relationships.
One thing that we have seen all over the world is that kindness is prevailing in uncertain times.
Kindness could transform our schools, places of work, communities and families. Let's shape a society that tips the balance in favour of good mental health, for all of us, but especially for those who are most vulnerable.