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Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

Publication date: May 8, 2017

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. This year’s theme is ‘Surviving or Thriving?’, and explores why too few of us are thriving with good mental health and what we can do about it.

Watch our chair, Martin Pollecoff, and chief executive, Janet Weisz, discuss the importance of Mental Health Awareness Week, and of thriving, not just surviving:

How you can get involved
As part of our recent partnership with Psychologies magazine, we have asked subscribers to their online blogging platform, Life Labs, to post a blog or video on the theme of ‘Surviving or Thriving?’.

Throughout the week, we will be sharing these on social media, so make sure you keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook profiles.

So, if you have already signed up our Psychologies promotion, please share your take on the theme, or Mental Health Awareness Week in general, via Life Labs.

If you would like to post something but have yet to sign up, it’s not too late to do so.

Click here to sign up.

Join our Thunderclap
To support our recent call for £1.5bn extra funding and ring-fencing of the mental health budget, we have launched a Thunderclap to share our message as far and wide as possible across social media.

As public awareness of mental health is already high this week, we have timed the Thunderclap to go live at 10:30 on Wednesday morning – so there’s still time to show your support and help us make a noise.

Click here to join.

If there is anything else you are doing to support this Mental Health Awareness Week, we would love to hear about it. Just let us know by emailing