Mental Health Awareness Week

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the theme is ‘kindness’. This seems particularly apt considering so many amazing stories about acts of kindness shown during the pandemic. Sadly, there has also been some less than kind stories, but today let’s focus on the positives. You can read more about the theme here:

We’ve got plenty of mental health resources on our website:

If you haven’t already, have a look at our blogs on the topic:

Our mental health courses are currently delivered face-to-face and one of our challenges is how to adapt these during the pandemic. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this – would you consider online mental health training? Perhaps you’ve already done this and could share your experience. You can post in the comments, send us a message or email us on

In line with this year’s theme of “kindness”, Public Health England will be encouraging people to be kind to themselves by taking action to get a good sleep. Sleep has become a concern for lots of people in recent weeks.

On Friday 22 May PHE will release brand new content, including new data detailing the impact the current situation has had on the nation’s sleep and advice from subject experts. A toolkit is being finalised and resources will follow in the next couple of days so please check the Campaign Resource Centre.

PHE expects to provide:

New radio ad – you can use this for local radio campaigns should you wish. PHE have a 2 week radio campaign. This has been bought against selected audiences: young women (18-24), single parents of younger children (0-14 year old children), Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) audiences and adults from lower social and economic groups in England. The advert is also running on digital audio platforms – DAX, Spotify and Acast, targeting the same audiences as above.

PR pack – including long and short copy, social media copy, FAQs, and press release, embargoed until 00:01hrs Friday 22 May 2020.

New social assets on sleep – also embargoed until 00:01hrs Friday 22 May 2020.

You can download these new resources from the PHE website. This link is also available now in the COVD-19 section of our Resources page.


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