Mental Health Awareness Week 2021
10th May, 2021
Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 10-16 May. This year's theme is 'Nature'.
Mental Health Awareness Week
UK Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from the 10th to the 16th May in 2021. This year’s theme is nature and the environment.
The evidence is clear that access to nature is crucial for our mental health, and millions of people discovered that during lockdowns in 2020. However, this was not the same for all of us. MHAW 2021 will explore what the barriers to accessing nature are, and ensure that everyone is able to share in the natural world and experience its mental health benefits.
Find out more on how to get involved in this year’s national campaign at www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week.
Every Mind Matters
There are a variety of Every Mind Matters resources to help support Mental Health Awareness Week with simple practical tips and videos from experts on dealing with COVID-19, stress and anxiety, boosting your mood, sleeping better and what you can do to help others.
There is also a range of partner digital resources on the PHE Campaign Resource Centre.
The Every Mind Matters free NHS Mind Plan can get you started by showing you simple steps to help improve your mental wellbeing. You can share a link to the Mind Plan with your networks or embed the Mind Plan on your website – instructions on how to do this can be found here. If you would like more information on the campaign, contact us at Partnerships@phe.gov.uk.
Local resources for Newcastle
A number of websites and resources are available to Newcastle residents to facilitate wellbeing during MHAW.
Information Now Newcastle have a diary filled with events that promote wellbeing specifically in Newcastle including outdoor workouts, walks, and meditation.
Urban Green Newcastle
Ecotherapy is a growing movement to connect the mind with nature. Urban Green Newcastle provides information on parks an allotments in Newcastle and provide events and resources to promote wellbeing outdoors.
Ouseburn Farm in the heart of Newcastle are a registered charity, providing a “community-spirited place where learning, enrichment and personal growth are offered freely to whoever needs it.”
Scotswood Garden – A community growing together
Scotswood Garden are a community garden you can get involved in. They run wellbeing projects that you can get involved in like ‘Growing Together’, ‘Elderberries’ (for those 55+), and ‘Gardening for Dementia’.
Keep an eye on our Twitter page @NUTHPsychology for more information on MHAW21 and give us a follow for year-round tips and resources on how to keep your mental health, healthy.