Mental Health Awareness Week 11-17th May

Every year, between 11-17 May, the Mental Health Foundation helps to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues. Since the first Mental Health Awareness Week back in 2000 they have helped generate public debates around how anxiety, sleep deprivation and exercise can impact our mental health. This year the focus is on Mindfulness.

The Mental Health Foundation website includes information about the event, and also resources for support – http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/mentalhealthawarenessweek/

There is also additional information on:

Mindfulness (the focus of Mental Health Awareness week) – http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/mentalhealthawarenessweek/what-is-mindfulness/

Mental Health Podcasts e.g. How to overcome fear and anxiety/Progressive relaxation for better sleep/Wellbeing and sleep etc – http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/help-information/podcasts/

At the start of Mental Health Awareness week the University of Reading’s fundraising team is also launching the Charlie Waller Fundraising Appeal. This campaign will raise money to further test and develop a pioneering new treatment, Brief Behavioural Action, which could transform the lives of thousands of young people with depression. http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/staffportal/news/articles/spsn-633092.aspx

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