Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week 18 - 24 May

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 is a chance for the UK to focus on mental health.

 

This year's theme is kindness, with the week running from 18 - 24 May.

 

The focus on kindness is a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, which is having a big impact on people's mental health.

 

Some people have mental health conditions like depression or anxiety, which means they have feelings that won't go away and which start to really affect day-to-day life.

 

Mark Rowland, chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation, said: "We want to use Mental Health Awareness Week to celebrate the thousands of acts of kindness that are so important to our mental health. And we want to start a discussion on the kind of society we want to shape as we emerge from this pandemic."

 

This short video from Newsround explains it really well:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52557800

 

Everyday Mrs Damti will be posting about Mental Health on Class Dojo and setting challenges linked to the theme of kindness which will support you and your family with their Mental Health.

 

Further advice and support for children and adults in relation to all aspects of mental and physical health is available on the Well Being tab. 

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