Mental Health Awareness Week
During this pandemic, millions of us have experienced a mental health problem, or seen a loved one struggle. Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) is an awareness raising week from 10th – 16th May 2021, dedicated to starting conversations about mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect it.
This year’s MHAW theme is nature. The power of nature and the environment in supporting our mental health and wellbeing cannot be underestimated.
Rediscovering our own natural environment has provided solace during an unprecedented time. So many of us have turned to nature during the pandemic, whether it be a favourite park, personal garden or a green space. The Mental Health Foundation’s research showed that during the past year, going for walks outside was a top coping strategy, with 45% saying that being in green space was vital for their mental health.
This Mental Health Awareness Week, we are inviting you to connect with nature.