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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.

Body image issues can affect all of us at any age, and have a massive effect on our mental health. With the rise of social media, young people in particular are inundated with unrealistic and heavily photoshopped beauty ideals that leave them feeling bad about themselves and the very natural changes their bodies go through.

There will be a number of fundraisers and events taking place across the country for Mental Health week, as well as brand new research, campaigns for change and practical tools for combatting negative self-image.

How can I get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week?

During Mental Health Awareness Week, hundreds of events take place around the country to raise awareness for mental health. Schools, businesses, community groups and even people in their own homes are hosting events to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation.

What resources are available?

If you’re running an event or even if you just want to raise awareness, maybe via your website or social media, the Mental Health Foundation have several useful resources that are free to download. There will also be little green ribbon pin badges for sale via their website and in certain retailers, so be sure to look out for them!

Posted on: 30th April 2019

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