Mental Health Awareness Week – 18th to 24th May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week – 18th to 24th May 2020

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Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time. We believe that mental health is everyone’s business.

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme is kindness.

For one week each May, MHF campaign around a specific theme for Mental Health Awareness Week. Since their first Mental Health Awareness Week in 2001, they have  raised awareness of topics like body image, stress and relationships.

Why kindness?

One thing that we have seen all over the world is that kindness is prevailing in uncertain times.

We have learnt that amid the fear, there is also community, support and hope. The added benefit of helping others is that it is good for our own mental health and wellbeing. It can help reduce stress and improve your emotional wellbeing. Beyond ourselves, MHF report reveals how inequality is rising in our society and its harmful effects on our health.

Life expectancy is falling for the poorest for the first time in 100 years. As child poverty rises, children and young people in the poorest parts of our country are two to three times more likely to experience poor mental health than those in the richest.

After the 2008 credit crunch it was the most vulnerable in our communities who experienced the severest consequences of austerity, with devastating effects on their mental and physical health. This is not the hallmark of a kind society. We must not make the same mistakes after this pandemic.

How are Mode getting involved?

  • Promoting Mental Health Awareness Week across our social media platforms
  • Linking with our delivery partners Be Well Learning to promote the campaign
  • All lessons delivered across the week will have reference to the campaign
  • Sharing hints and tips with all staff and learners
  • Looking out for each other with our daily check ins
  • Publishing a video #KindMode which will show what kindness means to the wider Mode family

You can get involved by following @modetraining on all social media platforms

Mode students can contact Kelly Clark our mental health champion either on 0151 709 4640 or e mail kclark@modetraining.co.uk