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Mental Health Awareness Week

Community, support and hope

Find out why kindness is at the heart of the 2020 campaign by the Mental Health Foundation.

Since their first ever event in 2001, the Mental Health Foundation has been raising awareness of mental health challenges – such as tackling stress, dealing with body image and working towards healthy relationships.

With a target reach of millions of people in the UK, this year, from May 18-24, they would like your help to talk about the importance of kindness in our lives.

Looking out for others and showing empathy is especially vital as we face the added daily concerns brought by the coronavirus pandemic.

Of course, the very act of helping friends, family, neighbours and strangers can also help improve our own mental health and emotional wellbeing.

You can discover here how you can become involved with the Mental Health Foundation’s 2020 event and help raise awareness.

You can also watch a fantastic animation on why kindness matters so much here.

All this week Greenbelt will be celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week by exploring ways we can use kindness to overcome fear and instead build a sense of community, support and hope.

So don’t miss tomorrow’s new blog, which will focus on how local residents can come together to support one another and their community by harnessing the power of the great outdoors.