What can I do for Mental Health Awareness Week?
Mental Health Awareness Week 9-15 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.
8 ways to get involved this Mental Health Awareness Week
1. Join our FREE Webinar – Mon 9 May at 10am-12pm
70 million workdays are lost to mental health every year, costing employers £2.4 billion every year (Mental Health Foundation).
Join Phil Woodward on this short lunchtime webinar during Mental Health Awareness Week to find out about mental health in the workplace.
‘There is so much crossover between the different mental health problems someone might experience. My aim in this webinar is to highlight the various labels and symptoms to keep an eye out for in your workplace.’
Phil Woodward, Service Manager
2. Access our FREE Employer support pack with resources to use
At least one in six workers experience common mental health problems, including anxiety and depression.
We’d like to help you lead the conversation around mental health in your organisation, and ensure that your staff know how to support themselves and their colleagues should they need to.
We have an Employer support pack we’ll be sending out, get in touch if you’d like one.
3. Access our FREE Education support pack with resources to use
Research shows that the younger an individual is when equipped with mental health awareness, the less likely they are to struggle later in life.
We’d like to help you lead the conversation around mental health in your school, and ensure that your pupils know how to support themselves.
Request our Education support pack below, full of ideas on how to deliver Mental Health Awareness Week in your assemblies and classrooms.
4. Raise money with our 24-hour challenge
Be an ambassador for the week amongst your family, friends and colleagues by taking on our 24-hour challenge, Carry the Burden.
During May we challenge you to carry an item of your choosing for 24-hours!
The object you choose to carry will represent the invisible burden that people with mental health difficulties carry with them every single day.
5. Donate 2-hours of your time to collect donations in Bradford & Ilkley
Can you volunteer 2-hours of your time to fundraise for your local mental health charity in your community?
We have retail locations in Bradford and Ilkley during Mental Health Awareness Week but need help collecting donations and handing out information cards.
Check out the dates, times and locations below and let us know asap if you are available.
7. Join a Tea & Talk Table at Bread & Roses – Tue 10 May, 10:00 – 12:00
Our Tea ‘n’ Talk sessions with Bread + Roses are back on Monday 9th May.
These sessions 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.
Bread + Roses
8. Donate £5 to Mind in Bradford
Strapped for time but want to make a difference? Donate straight to our website, just £5 could keep our free telephone helpline, Guide-Line, open for an extra 15 minutes a day – enough to start a conversation with one more person who is struggling with their mental health.
Posted on: 4th May 2022