This year the theme is Nature and how connecting with the natural world can support good mental health. Across the country, people will be celebrating the mental health benefits of being around nature in their local community in a range of digital and creative ways.
In St Hilda’s we will be raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing in Personal Development time and we will also be running a nature-themed photo competition for both students and staff.
Some of the ways people can participate in Mental Health Awareness Week:
- During Mental Health Awareness Week, why not try to make a habit each day of connecting to the nature in your local area? Stop to listen to the birdsong, smell the freshly cut grass, take care of a house plant, notice any trees, flowers or animals nearby. Take a moment to appreciate these connections.
- Share images/videos/or just sound recordings of the nature on your doorstep (and how this made you feel) on social media using #ConnectWithNature and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
- Use Mental Health Foundation resources in your family to join with thousands of people who will be finding new ways to connect with nature in their local environment.
For more information about this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week visit mentalhealth.org.uk/mhaw or join the conversation on social media using #ConnectWithNature and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
Further information for parents and carers can also be found on the following link: