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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
Health 24.02.20 

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 will run from Monday 18th to Sunday 24thMay 2020. The week dedicated to mental health awareness was set up by The Mental Health Foundation and has a different theme each year.  The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 is ‘sleep’ and focus on the connection between sleep (or lack of) can impact our mental health.

How Can I Get Involved in Mental Health Awareness Week 2020?

There are lots of things you can do to get involved with Mental Health Awareness Week 2020. A key way to get involved is to raise money within your workplace, school or local community. Not only will this raise funds for the charity, but also raise awareness.

Smaller gestures such as sharing mental health awareness posts on social media are also a great way of getting involved by raising awareness.

If you are thinking about running an event, The Mental Health Foundation will send you various resources that can help with your campaign, such as their green ribbon pin badges that can be sold for a small amount.

Mental Health in the UK

  • Mental health and addiction (such as depression, anxiety and drug addication) are reported to be the primary drivers of disability worldwide, causing over 40 million years of disability in 20 to 29-year-olds
  • Mixed anxiety and depression is estimated to cause one fifth of days lost from working in the UK
  • Major depression is thought to be the second leading cause of disability worldwide and a major contributor to the burden of suicide and ischemic heart disease
  • 4-10% of people will experience depression in their lifetime
  • One in six adults have a common mental health disorder

These facts highlight the significance of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 and hopefully inspire you to get involved by raising money and awareness!

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