Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.
Body image issues can affect all of us at any age. During the week Mental Health Foundation will be publishing new research, considering some of the reasons why our body image can impact the way that we feel, campaigning for change and publishing practical tools.
Since their first Mental Health Awareness Week in 2001, they’ve raised awareness of topics like stress, relationships, loneliness, altruism, sleep, alcohol and friendship. This year they want to reach more people than ever!
How can I get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week?
During Mental Health Awareness Week, hundreds of events take place around the country to raise awareness for mental health. Schools, businesses, community groups and even people in their own homes host events to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation.
How can I fundraise during Mental Health Awareness Week?
The Mental Health Foundation is a charity that relies on public donations and grant funding to deliver and campaign for good mental health for all. Their main fundraising initiative for Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 is Curry & Chaat. The aim of Curry & Chaat is simple: get together with friends, enjoy a delicious curry and raise money for the Mental Health Foundation and their vision of a world with good mental health for all and for a less stressed nation.
For more information, and what resources are available, please visit the Mental Health Foundation website.