Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, mental health awareness week takes place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme for 2020 is kindness.

Why Kindness?

A statement from The Mental Health Foundation:

‘One thing that we have seen all over the world is that kindness is prevailing in uncertain times. 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 emotional wellbeing.’

Get Involved
There are ideas to get you involved with Mental Health Awareness week on the link below (2nd page).

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Free Workshops
The Construction Industry Helpline is hosting a series of free online workshops for people working, in any capacity, in construction.

All you need to join in is access to the internet, whether it’s a smartphone, tablet or laptop. You can register for the courses by clicking the link below.

Coronavirus & Your Wellbeing
The mental health charity, Mind, has put together an information hub with advice on how to support your mental wellbeing during this period. This includes practical advice on coping with staying at home as well as information for key workers and others going into work during Coronavirus.