Get help now Make a donation

Mental Health Awareness Week: 10-16 May 2021

This Mental Health Awareness Week, it’s time to step up the fight for mental health.

Mental Health Awareness Week runs from Monday 10 May to Sunday 16 May 2021. This year, join the fight for mental health.

During this pandemic, millions of us have experienced a mental health problem, or seen a loved one struggle. 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.

How you can get involved 

  • Speak out and share why you're fighting. Whether you use social media or simply speak with friends, family or colleagues – mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 by telling those around you why you’ve joined the fight for mental health and help create a movement for change. 
  • Donate. With your help, we can lead the fight for mental health together, while continuing to give support to those of us with a mental health problem.

This page is also available in Welsh.

Share why you're fighting

Whether it's for your younger self who struggled with depression, for your friend on the CAMHS waiting list or for properly funded mental health services, share why you're fighting for mental health. 

Remember, if you're sharing on social media, tag us and use the hashtags #MHAW #FightForMH to make sure you're joining in the conversation: Mind on Facebook, Mind on Twitter, Mind on Instagram

Spread the word 

We’ve got lots of resources to help you share why you're fighting for mental health - from posters to social media graphics, available in both English and Welsh.

Social media pack for Twitter (English & Welsh)


Social media pack for Facebook (English & Welsh)


Social Media pack for Instagram (English & Welsh)


Social media pack for Instagram Stories (English & Welsh)


Social media pack for LinkedIn (English & Welsh)


Workplace/organisation pack (English & Welsh)



Speaking out isn't the only way you can help. Through giving a donation, you can help support, protect and save lives. You’ll help our Infoline be there for everyone so we all have someone to talk to when it becomes too much. You’ll help us reach more people feeling trapped and isolated with our online peer support community Side by Side. And you’ll help us to continue lobbying policy-makers to protect your rights and support your needs.

Donate now

How we're fighting as Mind

Over the last few years we've come a long way to change the conversation about mental health. But there's still more to be done. Find out more about our new strategy and how we plan to lead the fight for mental health, including our focus on supporting the people disproportionately affected by mental health issues.

Find out more

arrow_upwardBack to Top