Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Mental Health Awareness is about starting conversations about mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect it.  Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event in the UK started by the Mental Health Foundation 21 years ago. Each year the Foundation sets a theme; the theme[…]

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Mindful March

Being mindful helps to reduce stress levels, by focusing on the present and striving not to dwell on the past or future. The charity Action for Happiness have renamed this month Mindful March, producing a calendar which can be downloaded / printed to help us take simple daily actions to[…]

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International Stress Awareness Week

International Stress Awareness Week first launched in 2018 builds on Stress Awareness Day which falls on the first Wednesday in November. This week highlights the importance of stress prevention, and encourages the dissemination of information to enable both personal and workplace stress management and well-being. https://isma.org.uk/isma-international-stress-awareness-week

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day focuses on raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health. We all have a role to play in ensuring that people dealing with any mental health issues are able to live safe, supported, dignified lives. Read more[…]

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World Alzheimer’s Day

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that impairs memory and other mental functions. It is the most common form of dementia that generalizes memory loss and loss of other essential cognitive abilities that are serious enough to interfere with an individual’s daily life This international campaign day raises awareness of Alzheimer[…]

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World Suicide Prevention Day

This awareness day is observed globally each year to encourage commitment and action to prevent suicide and suicidal behaviour. Read more: How to talk, suicide prevention Factors contributing to suicide Factors protecting against suicide

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World Well-Being Week

This week provides the opportunity for participation worldwide, to promote an awareness of the wide-ranging aspects that influence our well-being; including social, physical, emotional, financial, career, community and environmental factors. http://www.wellbeingworld.je

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Maternal Mental Health Month

Postpartum Support International highlight that around 1 in 5 new mothers will experience some form of perinatal anxiety or mood disorder. The month of may, including the first Wednesday which marks World Maternal Health Day, allows the opportunity to address maternal mental health. These illnesses often are left unaddressed and[…]

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World Bipolar Day

Celebrated each year on March 30th, the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh (who was posthumously diagnosed as having bipolar disorder), World Bipolar Day aims to raise awareness of bipolar disorders and to eliminate social stigma. Read more: http://www.worldbipolarday.org/ https://www.dbsalliance.org/ https://www.isbd.org/

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Child Mental Health Week

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week, the theme: Express Yourself! Play is very important for child development- it builds curiosity, helps problem solving and allows the expression of feelings. Join Place2Be and HRH The Duchess of Cambridge in celebrating this week. Make use of the many free resources available[…]

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