Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 10 - 16 May 2021 and this year we're asking you to join the fight for mental health.
During this pandemic, millions of us have experienced a mental health problem, or seen a loved one struggle. Some of us have seen our already fragile mental health plummet, while the support networks around us disappear. And we’ve seen that the support we all need just isn’t out there.
For them, for us and for you – we must take this chance to step up the fight for mental health. That means fighting for change, for fairness, for respect and for life-changing support.
That’s where you come in.
During Mental Health Awareness Week, we’ll be asking the Mind community to speak out and share why fighting for mental health is important to you.
Whether you're fighting for your younger self who struggled with depression, for your friend on CAMHS waiting list or simply for properly funded mental health services.
Whether you use social media or speak with friends, family or colleagues – help create a movement.
If you’re sharing on social media, remember to tag us and use the hashtags #mhaw #fightforMH to make sure you’re joining in the conversation:
Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be making lots of resources available to help you join the fight for mental health - from posters to social graphics. Keep checking back here for updates.
Many of us are worried about coronavirus and how it will affect us and those we love. For those of us with existing mental health problems, we may never have felt more isolated or alone. For Mental Health Awareness Week, it's more important than ever that we use our own experiences to help each other.
This is why we are encouraging you to reach out to someone who needs a friend with a positive message, encourage them to speak their mind, and make sure they don't have to face this pandemic alone. It starts when we're there for each other.
During Mental Health Awareness Week and beyond, we'll continue listening to you to make sure we're focusing on the issues that matter so we can make sure that the government understands the impact of this pandemic on our mental health.
We may be isolated, but by adding your voice to our campaign, together we can get through this.
The coronavirus pandemic is having a huge impact on our mental health. Please donate today to help us protect, support, and save lives.
Help our Infoline be there for everyone so we all have someone to talk to when it becomes too much. Help us reach more people feeling trapped and isolated with our peer support networks and advice on staying well. And help us to continue campaigning to protect your rights and support your needs.