Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health can affect anyone at anytime.

The Mental Health Foundation reports that:

  • One in six adults in the last week experienced a common mental health problem such as anxiety or depression.

  • In 2017/8 mental health problems accounted for 15.4 million sick leave days.

  • 22% of men and 28% of women aged over 65 years are affected by depression.

Since 2001, for one week every May, the Mental Health Foundation has raised awareness of topics such as stress, relationships, loneliness, sleep, alcohol and friendships.

This year Mental Health Awareness week, running from 13th - 19th May, is raising awareness of body image. Last year the Mental Health Foundation found that 30% of adults had felt so stressed about body image and appearance that they felt unable to cope. During the week they will look at how body image can affect us all through our lifetime and how different cultures, ages, genders and sexualalities will experience it differently.

The campaign encourages us all to come together to start conversations about mental health that can change and save lives.


For more details and to find out how you can get involved visit the Mental Health Foundation website.