Welcome to Mental Health Week 2021
The week is an opportunity for people to talk about about all aspects of mental health, with a focus on providing help and advice. This year will focus on Nature and the Environment.
This theme has been chosen to reflect the evidence that access to nature is of crucial benefit to our mental health, something which millions of people re-discovered during lockdowns. It is important to note that this was not the same for all of us. Ensuring everyone is able to share in the natural world and experience the mental health benefits is vital.
To find out more visit the Mental Health Awareness Website: mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week
We’ll be sharing information and resources all week, so keep checking for the latest below and scroll down for more about the importance of nature and support services.
CONNECT WITH NATURE
Take time to recognise and grow your connection with nature during the week. Take a moment to notice and celebrate nature in your daily life. You might be surprised by what you notice!
Take a photo, video or sound recording and share the connections you’ve made during the week, to inspire others. Join the discussion on how you’re connecting with nature by using the hashtags #ConnectWithNature #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
TALK ABOUT NATURE
Use our tips, school packs, research and policy guides to discuss in your family, school, workplace and community how you can help encourage people to find new ways to connect with nature in your local environment.
These websites have lists of support services – call lines, text support and email:
- annafreud.org/on-my-mind/urgent-help (aimed at Children & young people)
- offtherecord-banes.co.uk/contact (Aimed at LGBTQ+ families & young people)