Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme is yet to be announced, so keep your eyes peeled!
In a world that is increasingly opening up to and understanding those with mental health issues, it’s no surprise that Mental Health Awareness Week is now a firmer fixture on calendars around the UK and beyond. It’s organised by the Mental Health Foundation, and focuses on a major issue each and every year.
What did we do in 2019?
The theme in 2019 was Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.
Body image issues can affect all of us at any age. During the week we published new research and campaigned for change.
Research has shown that 16 million people experience a mental health problem each year, explains the MHF, and stress is a key factor in this. As part of its attempts to further open dialogue about mental health, the foundation organised a so-called Curry and Chaat initiative where people got together with friends and enjoyed their company over a curry, whilst raising money for good causes.