Mental Health Awareness Week 8-14 May 

Mental Health Awareness Week 8-14 May 2017
To: All Branches
Dear Colleagues,
This week we’ll be celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF). This year the theme is ‘Surviving or Thriving’. Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health issue. The focus of the week is to look at mental health from a new angle – rather than asking why so many people are living with mental health issues, the aim is to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health. The CWU Health, Safety & Environment department is pleased to be supporting this initiative, together with ways you can get involved.
Throughout the week the Mental Health Foundation will be sharing news and updates to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week. Look out for:
A live Facebook video Q&A with MHF Director of Finance and HR, Bernice Cole, on her top tips on thriving workplace wellbeing. Join the session here on Friday 12th May 1pm.

A series of short videos sharing top tips from the MHF head office team on how to manage our own self-care.

The Mental Health Foundation’s CEO Poppy Jaman will be blogging on the week’s theme ‘Surviving and Thriving’ and sharing some insights on her personal approach to resilience.

Caroline Hounsell, MHF’s Director of Product Development, Partnerships and Training, will be giving her top five tips for thriving mental wellbeing.

Photos of activities in the Mental Health Foundation’s Head Office marking Mental Health Awareness Week.

All of these updates and more will be shared on their social media profiles.
Twitter #MentalHealthFirstAid
The Mental Health Foundation has recently launched its social media toolkit. It’s filled with digital assets that can be used on social media or in email signatures to show your ongoing support for Mental Health First Aid.
There are a range of assets on the Mental Health Foundation website – you can join in the social media ‘thunderclap’, find out what’s happening in your area or download online and offline resources to help you celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week.
For further information on future awareness campaigns, contact to find out more.
Surviving or Thriving The State of the UK’s Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Week 201717-Fundraising-pack

Yours sincerely
Dave Joyce

National Health, Safety & Environment Officer
Email Attachments – Click to download
Attachment 1 – LTB260/17 Mental Health Awareness Week 8-14 May 2017

Attachment 2 – Surviving or Thriving The State of the UK’s Mental Health

Attachment 3 – Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 Fundraising Pack


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