This year’s theme is kindness, with the week running from 18 – 24 May.
The focus on kindness is a response to the coronavirus outbreak, which is having a big impact on people’s mental health.
Some people have conditions like depression or anxiety, which means they have feelings that won’t go away and which start to really affect day-to-day life.
Mark Rowland, chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation, said: “We want to use Mental Health Awareness Week to celebrate the thousands of acts of kindness that are so important to our mental health. And we want to start a discussion on the kind of society we want to shape as we emerge from this pandemic.”
If you need someone to talk to, live in the West Midlands and you are worried bout the pandemic and the effect this has had on your life then call Advocacy Matters ‘Hear to Help’. You can make a referral on our website https://advocacymatters.org.uk/referrals/hear-to-help/ or contact us trough Facebook, Twitter or simply give us a call on 0121 321 2377.