Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

May 3, 2017 at 5:58 pm

Mental Health Awareness Week has been held by the Mental Health Foundation in May since 2000 and this year, the theme is “Surviving or Thriving” and this year falls between the 8th and 14th of May.

In Bristol, the focus is on the “Five Ways to Wellbeing” and organisations such as BASA, Bristol Mental Health and the CCG have teamed up to run “Five Days to Wellbeing

There are five themes, one for each day of the week and these are are: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Learn and Give. Across the city there are events taking place based on each one aimed at raising awareness about poor mental health and get Bristol talking such as a mindfulness walk, a “Reading Aloud for Wellbeing” taster session and a Midwife Meet-up for health care professionals.

Becky Pollard, Director of Public Health at Bristol City Council, says: “Most of us know that eating five pieces of fruit and veg a day is good for us, but not so many people know about the five simple ways to improve our mental health.

“… I’d encourage as many people as possible to get involved with the Five Days of Wellbeing and find out what it’s all about.” (quote from Bristol Mental Health)

Amelia, BIMHN’s Membership Engagement Officer, share’s what she will be doing during Mental Health Awareness Week for the Five Days of Wellbeing here.

The Five Days to Wellbeing website has further information about what is taking place between the 8th to 12th May.


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