This week, 18th-24th May, is Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.
Since the Mental Health Foundation’s first Mental Health Awareness Week in 2001, they have worked tirelessly to help people around the world understand and deal with issues such as stress and anxiety. They aim to improve everyone’s mental wellbeing through community programmes, research, public engagement and advocacy.
This year, the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is kindness, focusing on the power and potential of acts of kindness that are so important to our wellbeing. The focus is particularly important this year, with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic touching everyone’s lives.
This week, to support the foundation and fundraise, we are going to be hosting some fun virtual events for our staff and sharing our best advice on maintaining and improving mental health both inside and outside of the workplace. We’re also encouraging everybody to perform one random act of kindness for a colleague, whether it be lending an ear for an afternoon chat or helping out with some overdue admin work.
We want to do everything we can to raise awareness for the Mental Health Foundation, to put mental health out into the open and start a discussion on the kind of society we want to shape as we emerge out of the Coronavirus pandemic.