Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 9 – 15 May and is an annual event which provides an opportunity to focus on achieving good mental health. The event was started 21 years ago by The Mental Health Foundation, which continues to set a theme, organise and host the week every year. It is now one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK.
This year the theme of the week is loneliness. Loneliness affects a growing number of people in the UK and has had a huge impact on physical and mental health during the pandemic. Our connection to other people and our community is fundamental to protecting our mental health and we need to find better ways of tackling loneliness.
The Mental Health Foundation website has information on ways you can get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week. It also has podcasts, videos, inspiring stories and information about getting help.
You can find out what events are happening across north central London during this week here.