Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 18-24 May 2020. Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time. The theme this year is kindness.
Throughout these times, we have seen that kindness prevails. We see this daily in our communities with people supporting one another. We see this in the weekly #clapforcarers. And we see this with the incredible response to the call for NHS volunteers.
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.
At the Trust, this week we want to show how acts of kindness can really boost people’s mental health. We know there have been lots of acts of #COVIDKindness and we will be sharing some of these throughout the week.
How can I get involved with Mental Health Awareness Week?
Join in online. The Mental Health Foundation wants to get the nation talking about kindness and mental health, and so do we.
You can download graphics for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and share with your friends and family.
During the week, carry out or reflect on an act of kindness. Take a photo or video (with permission!) and use the hashtags:
#KindnessMatters #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. Tag us @nottshealthcare and also the Mental Health Foundation @mentalhealth