8 ways to get involved with Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week 15-19 May is a fantastic opportunity to talk about mental health and raise awareness. If you want to make a difference by gifting your time, donating, fundraising or simple starting a conversation then read on.
Here are 8 quick ways you can get involved with mental health awareness week in your school, college, workplace or community.
1. Donate to our match fund appeal to double your impact
This Mental Health Awareness Week every donation made to our appeal will be matched by The Big Give.
Donating or fundraising this week doubles your impact in your community and helps us provide crucial support to more people.
Donate and help us reach our campaign target!
2. Access our FREE School support pack with resources to use
Everything you need to support Mental Health Awareness Week in your school.
- Digital recording to play in assembly from the Know Your Mind team
- Pre-made plan for the week on what to do Monday to Friday
- How to request a speaker in assembly by Mind in Bradford
- PowerPoint presentation to use for a form time activity
- Step-by-step fundraising guide with advice and tips
- Services that your students can access
3. Access our FREE Employer support pack with resources to use
Everything you need to support Mental Health Awareness Week in your organisation.
- Digital recording of a stress awareness workshop with a Mind in Bradford trainer
- Invitation to an in-person workshop at Mind in Bradford HQ on Anxiety in the workplace
- Step-by-step fundraising guide with advice and tips on how you can engage your staff
- Information on services that your staff can access when they are struggling with their mental health
4. Join our FREE Anxiety training – 18 May, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Andrea our West Yorkshire Training lead will be a free networking and training event. Come along to office on Thursday 18th May to meet the team and learn more about managing anxiety in the workplace. There will be opportunities to network and refreshments available.
Please book your place using the link below.
5. Play our Anxiety assembly recording at school
Chloe Love from Know Your Mind held a workshop for children and young people on how to cope with anxiety.
The workshop works great in classrooms, teaching children and younger people what anxiety is, what it feels like and offering self-care and anxiety tips to take home.
6. Use our Stress Bucket workshop in your workplace
Stress can be positive and motivate us to work hard and be productive but if not correctly managed it can become distress, or negative stress, and can hurt our long-term wellbeing.
Mind in Bradford’s Stress Bucket workshop by our West Yorkshire Mind Training Lead Andrea Wallman is designed to give people a different way of looking at their stress and encourage them to look at their unique coping strategies to look after their own stress.
The best way to use this recording is to play the video first and fill out the stress bucket handout after playing the video.
7. Join a Tea & Talk group
Our Tea ‘n’ Talk groups are for anyone to come along to – simply pop in, pull up a chair at a Tea ‘n’ Talk table + have a natter with others in the community. During Mental Health Awareness Week, we are running three Tea ‘n’ Talk groups:
Monday 15th May 10.00am – 12.00pm, Morrisons Cafe, Skipton
Monday 15th May 10.00am – 12.00pm, The Thornbury Centre, Bradford
Tuesday 18th May 10.00am – 12.00pm, The Canteen, Bradford
8. Attend a pop-up event in Bradford
Tuesday 16th May, 11am – 4pm
Find our pop-up stall in Kirkgate Shopping Centre and chat with our friendly staff.
Thursday 18th May, 10am – 2pm
Meet the Mind in Bradford team at our pop-up stall in the vaccination space near the entrance.
Saturday 20th May, 11am – 2pm
Outside M&S in The Broadway we’ll be running a Lego Walk with the Act As One partnership. Children and adults are invited to take off their shoes and cross the path of lego!
However you choose to get involved with Mental Health Awareness Week let us know by tagging us on social media.
Posted on: 10th May 2023